L.A. Reid to mentor the boys; Simon Cowell the girls; Nicole Scherzinger the over 30s; and Paula Abdul to mentor groups
The "Boot Camp" round of "The X Factor" came to a dramatic conclusion last night when the Top 32 acts were revealed and the show producers informed the judges of the category they will be mentoring for the season. The competition kicks into high gear next week as L.A. Reid begins mentoring the Boys; Simon Cowell mentors the Girls; Nicole Scherzinger mentors the Over 30s and Paula Abdul mentors the Groups.
To learn more about each of the Top 32 acts, visit www.thexfactorusa.com/contestants.
Next week, the 32 acts that survived "Boot Camp" are whisked away to their mentor's home, or to a location of the judge's choice, for their final shot at earning a place on the live shows. With everything on the line, the contestants will have to perform well enough to convince their judge, and another surprise celebrity guest mentor, that they deserve one of the coveted spots in each judge's final category.
Tune in to the "Judges' Homes" round and find out who will survive on Wednesday, Oct. 12 (8-9:30 p.m.) and Thursday, Oct. 13 (8-10 p.m.). Then on a special episode airing Tuesday, Oct. 18 (8-9:30 p.m.), the "Judges' Homes" round comes to a dramatic conclusion as the judges and their celebrity guest mentors decide which acts will go home and which will continue. On a special extended two-and-a-half-hour episode airing Tuesday, Oct. 25 (8-10:30 p.m.), the remaining acts will perform live for the first time.
The Eight Boys Whom L.A. Reid Will Mentor:
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
Hometown: Granville County, N.C.
Hometown: Harrah, Okla.
Hometown: Santa Cruz, Calif.
Hometown: Hialeah, Fla.
The Eight Girls Whom Simon Cowell Will Mentor:
Hometown: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Hometown: Los Angeles
Hometown: Longmont, Colo.
Hometown: Orchard Park
Currently Resides: Orchard Park
Hometown: Cape Coral, Fla.
Hometown: Chino Valley, Ariz.
Hometown: Chula Vista, Calif.
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
The Eight Over 30s Whom Nicole Scherzinger Will Mentor:
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.
Hometown: Seattle/White Center, Wash.
Hometown: Burlington, Iowa
Hometown: Los Angeles
Hometown: Wooster, Ohio
The Eight Groups That Paula Abdul Will Mentor:
Liza Forero, 27, Edison, N.J.
Deveraux Lavinia, 27, Miami
Abighail Mary, 28, Miami
Aimee Santos, 25, Quebec, Canada
Allynn Walker Bey, 23, Virginia Beach
Jessie Nunn III, 21, Virginia Beach
Daijreous Poole, 21, Virginia Beach
Brandon Showell, 21, Virginia Beach
Gray Aydelott, 22, Kaysville, Utah
Jarrett Burns, 27, Orem, Utah
PJ Schwartz, 21, Bountiful, Utah
Justin Brewer, 17, Temecula, Calif.
Nathan Brewer, 14, Temecula, Calif.
Lazaro Chavez, 26, Hialeah, Fla.
Ahmed Jaime, 26, Miami
Richard Mason, 26, Hialeah, Fla.
John Lindahl, 14, Travuco Canyon, Calif.
Emily Michalak, 13, Pine Brook, N.J.
Arin Ray, 16, Cincinnati
Lauren Ashley Redmond, 17, Houston
Ellona Santiago, 15, San Lorenzo, Calif.
Ma'at Bingham Shango, 12, Houston
Austin Percario, 15, Warren, N.J.
Emily Wilson, 15, Warren, N.J.
Cari Fletcher, 17, Wall Township, N.J.
Dani Knights, 22, Santa Clarita, Calif.
Paige Ogle, 18, Baltimore
Hayley Orrantia, 17, Highland Village
Kregg Gibson, 25, Houston
Jonathan Glenn, 25, Houston
George Jenkins III, 25, Houston
Justin Williams, 25, Houston
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