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The cast of `The X Factor`: hot Steve Jones and judges Nicole Sherzinger, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid. (FOX photo)
The cast of "The X Factor": hot Steve Jones and judges Nicole Sherzinger, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid. (FOX photo)

'The X Factor' judges have spoken

by jmaloni
Wed, Oct 19th 2011 02:10 pm

'The X Factor' top finalists perform for America's votes Wednesday, Nov. 2

The "Judges' Homes" round of "The X Factor" came to an exciting and dramatic conclusion Tuesday when the judges revealed the 17 acts that will continue in the competition. In a surprise announcement, Simon Cowell revealed that he had made a mistake in the eliminations and brought back Melanie Amaro, who now will compete as one of the remaining 17 acts.

In a special extended live two-and-a-half hour episode on Tuesday, Oct. 25 (8-10:30 p.m.), "The X Factor" ramps up to an explosive new level as the remaining acts take the stage for their last shot at becoming one of the top finalists. The acts are currently training with the top choreographers and vocal producers in the music industry and working with America's leading style teams, in preparation for their most crucial performance yet. Don't miss this explosive episode when the judges must decide who will become one of "The X Factor" finalists.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8-10 p.m.), "The X Factor" enters a new phase of the competition, in which the top finalists from all categories compete against each other for the first time. The finalists will perform not only for the praise of Simon, Paula, L.A. and Nicole, but for America's votes as well, when the voting lines open immediately after the show.


The girls whom Simon Cowell is mentoring:

Melanie Amaro  

Simone Battle 

Rachel Crow  

Drew Ryniewicz

Tiah Tolliver  


The boys whom L.A. Reid is mentoring:


Marcus Canty 

Phillip Lomax 

Chris Rene


The over 30s whom Nicole Scherzinger is mentoring: 

LeRoy Bell

Stacy Francis 

Dexter Haygood

Josh Krajcik  


The groups that Paula Abdul is mentoring:

The Brewer Boys

Justin Brewer

  • Age: 17  
  • Hometown: Temecula, Calif.

Nathan Brewer  


Nick Dean

  • Age: 15  
  • Hometown: Rochester

Francesca Duncan

  • Age: 17  
  • Hometown: Orange Co., N.Y.  
  • Resides: Brockport

John Lindahl  

  • Age: 15  
  • Hometown: Travuco Canyon, Calif.

Emily Michalak 

  • Age: 13  
  • Hometown: Pine Brook, N.J.

Austin Percario 

  • Age: 15  
  • Hometown: Warren, N.J.

Arin Ray

  • Age: 16  
  • Hometown: Cincinnati

Lauren Ashley Redmond 

  • Age: 17  
  • Hometown: Houston
  • Resides: DeSoto, Texas

Ellona Santiago 

  • Age: 15  
  • Hometown: San Lorenzo, Calif.

Ma'at Bingham Shango 

  • Age: 12  
  • Hometown: Houston

Emily Wilson  

Lakoda Rayne

Cari Fletcher  

  • Age: 17  
  • Hometown: Wall Township, N.J.

Dani Knights  

  • Age: 22  
  • Hometown: Santa Clarita, Calif.

Paige Ogle  

  • Age: 18  
  • Hometown: Baltimore

Hayley Orrantia

The Stereo Hogzz

Kregg Gibson (aka KG)

  • Age: 25  
  • Hometown: Houston

Jonathan Glenn (aka Jon Glenn)  

  • Age: 25  
  • Hometown: Houston

George Jenkins III (aka Trae Badd)  

  • Age: 25  
  • Hometown: Houston

Leeland Stephenson (aka Trace Kennedy)

  • Age: 24  
  • Hometown: Houston

Justin Williams (aka Just'n)

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