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Buffalo's Koch among 32 remaining acts on 'The X Factor'

by jmaloni
Fri, Oct 7th 2011 10:30 pm

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:

Skyelor Anderson

Hometown: Memphis

Age: 16

Brian Bradley

Hometown: Brooklyn

Age: 15

Marcus Canty

Hometown: Bowie, Md.

Age: 20

Tim Cifers

Hometown: Granville County, N.C.

Age: 30

Brennin Hunt

Hometown: Harrah, Okla.

Age: 26

Phillip Lomax

Hometown: Seattle

Age: 22

Chris Rene

Hometown: Santa Cruz, Calif.

Age: 28

Nick Voss

Hometown: Hialeah, Fla.

Age: 22

The Eight Girls Whom Simon Cowell Will Mentor:

Melanie Amaro

Hometown: Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Age: 19

Simone Battle

Hometown: Los Angeles

Age: 22

Rachel Crow

Hometown: Longmont, Colo.

Age: 13

Caitlin Koch

Hometown: Orchard Park

Currently Resides: Orchard Park

Age: 21

Jazzlyn Little

Hometown: Cape Coral, Fla.

Age: 16

Drew Ryniewicz

Hometown: Chino Valley, Ariz.

Age: 14

Tiah Tolliver

Hometown: Chula Vista, Calif.

Age: 20

Tora Woloshin

Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.

Age: 22

The Eight Over 30s Whom Nicole Scherzinger Will Mentor:

LeRoy Bell

Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.

Age: 60

Tiger Budbill

Hometown: Seattle/White Center, Wash.

Age: 42

Christa Collins

Hometown: Burlington, Iowa

Age: 32

Stacy Francis

Hometown: Brooklyn

Age: 42

Elaine Gibbs

Hometown: Los Angeles

Age: 53

Dexter Haygood

Hometown: Memphis

Age: 49

James Kenney

Hometown: Portland

Age: 34

Josh Krajcik

Hometown: Wooster, Ohio

Age: 30

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

The Anser

Gray Aydelott, 22, Kaysville, Utah

Jarrett Burns, 27, Orem, Utah

PJ Schwartz, 21, Bountiful, Utah

Brewer Boys

Justin Brewer, 17, Temecula, Calif.

Nathan Brewer, 14, Temecula, Calif.


Lazaro Chavez, 26, Hialeah, Fla.

Ahmed Jaime, 26, Miami

Richard Mason, 26, Hialeah, Fla.


Nick Dean, 15, Rochester

Francesca Duncan, 17, Hometown: Orange Co., N.Y./Resides: Brockport

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.

Lakoda Rayne

Cari Fletcher, 17, Wall Township, N.J.

Dani Knights, 22, Santa Clarita, Calif.

Paige Ogle, 18, Baltimore

Hayley Orrantia, 17, Highland Village

Stereo Hogzz

Kregg Gibson, 25, Houston

Jonathan Glenn, 25, Houston

George Jenkins III, 25, Houston

Justin Williams, 25, Houston

Leeland Stephenson, 24, HoustonVisit www.TheXFactorusa.com for up-to-the-minute news, videos and information. Become a fan of "The X Factor" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA and follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA.

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