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Tonight, the judges on The X Factor – Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid and Britney Spears – revealed the Top 12 finalists who will advance in the competition, and take the stage LIVE next week to perform for America’s vote.
At the beginning of the show, the judges picked two acts from each category to move on in the competition. Then, the remaining eight acts battled it out for the final four spots.
After tough deliberations by the judges, the Top 12 finalists are: Teens – Beatrice Miller, Arin Ray and Carly Rose Sonenclar; Young Adults – CeCe Frey, Jennel Garcia and Paige Thomas; Over 25s – Vino Alan, Jason Brock and Tate Stevens; and Groups – 1432, Emblem3 and Lyric 145.
At the end of the broadcast, Simon asked fans to help him rename 1432 by submitting group name ideas at www.TheXFactorUSA.com.
On Wednesday, Nov. 7 (8 – 10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed), The X Factor heats up as the Top 12 finalists, with the help of their mentors, take the stage once again. But this time, it will be up to America, as well as the judges, to decide who moves forward in the competition.
Immediately after the performance show, fans will be able to vote via 1) Verizon Touch Voting on The Xtra Factor App on Verizon Android devices; 2) toll-free calling; 3) text messaging for Verizon Wireless customers; and 4) online at TheXFactorUSA.com. Fans with valid Facebook accounts can also vote at Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA.
Then, on Thursday, Nov. 8 (8-9 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed), tune in to the first LIVE results show of the season, as hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez reveal the results of America’s votes and one finalist is eliminated from the competition.
THE TOP 12 FINALISTS ARE:
Teens (16 and under) whom Britney Spears is mentoring:
Beatrice Miller, Age: 13
Hometown: Maplewood, NJ
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Arin Ray, Age: 17
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Keep up with Arin at:
Carly Rose Sonenclar, Age: 13
Hometown: Westchester, NY
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The Young Adults (17-24) whom Demi Lovato is mentoring:
CeCe Frey, Age: 21
Hometown: Decatur, IL
Keep up with CeCe at:
Jennel Garcia, Age: 18
Hometown: Rochester, MA
Paige Thomas, Age: 22
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Keep up with Paige at:
The Over 25s whom L.A. Reid is mentoring:
Vino Alan, Age: 40
Hometown: Laquey, MO
Keep up with Vino at:
Jason Brock, Age: 35
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Keep up with Jason at:
Tate Stevens, Age: 37
Hometown: Raymore, MO
Keep up with Tate at:
The Groups that Simon Cowell is mentoring:
Ally Brooke Age: 19 Hometown: San Antonio, TX @AllyBrooke
Camila Cabello Age: 15 Hometown: Miami, FL @camilacabello97
Normani Hamilton Age: 16 Hometown: Houston, TX @NormaniKordei
Dinah Jane Hansen Age: 15 Hometown: Santa Ana, CA @dinahjane97
Lauren Jauregui Age: 16 Hometown: Miami, FL @LaurenJauregui
Keep up with 1432 at:
Drew Chadwick Age: 20 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA @drewchadwickE3
Keaton Stromberg Age: 16 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA @KeatonStromberg
Wesley Stromberg Age: 18 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA @WesleyStromberg
Keep up with the Emblem3 at:
Keep up with Lyric 145 at:
The eliminated acts include Diamond White from the Teens category; Willie Jones from Young Adults; David Correy from Over 25s; and Sister C from the Groups.
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