The X Factor's top 12 are revealed

After the remaining 17 acts performed last night on CTV, the judges eliminated five acts, revealing THE X FACTOR’s first Top 12 Finalists:  Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow and Drew (“The Girls”); Astro, Marcus Canty and Chris Rene (“The Boys”); LeRoy Bell, Stacy Francis and Josh Krajcik (“The Over 30s”; and InTENsity, Lakoda Rayne and The Stereo Hogzz (“The Groups”). Now, it’s up to the public to decide who moves on.

During last night’s extended two-and-a-half-hour episode, Simon Cowell eliminated both Simone Battle and Tiah Tolliver from the Girls; Paula Abdul eliminated The Brewer Boys from the Groups; Nicole Scherzinger eliminated Dexter Haygood from the Over 30s; and L.A. Reid eliminated Phillip Lomax from the Boys. 

On Wednesday, November 2 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, the Top 12 Finalists, with the help of their mentors, Simon, Paula, Nicole and L.A., will battle it out for viewer votes, THE X FACTOR title and a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. In the two-hour episode, the finalists will work with industry experts including vocal coaches, choreographers and style teams to take their LIVE performances to the next level.

Then, on Thursday, November 3 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV Two, it’s the first LIVE one-hour results show of the season as Steve Jones reveals the voting results and one finalist is eliminated from the competition. 




The Girls whom Simon Cowell is mentoring:



Age: 19

Hometown: Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Currently Resides: Coral Springs, FL/Sunrise, FL



Age: 13

Hometown: Longmont, CO/Mead, CO

Currently Resides: Burbank, CA



Age: 14

Hometown: Chino Valley, AZ

Currently Resides: Chino Valley, AZ


The Boys whom L.A. Reid is mentoring:



Age: 15

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Currently Resides: Brooklyn, NY


MARCUS CANTY                        

Age: 20

Hometown: Bowie, MD

Currently Resides: Bowie, MD


CHRIS RENE                             

Age: 28

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Currently Resides: Santa Cruz, CA


The Over 30s whom Nicole Scherzinger is mentoring: 



Age: 60

Hometown: Tacoma, WA

Currently Resides: Edmonds, WA/Seattle, WA


STACY FRANCIS                                    

Age: 42

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Currently Resides: Los Angeles, CA


JOSH KRAJCIK                          

Age: 30

Hometown: Wooster, OH

Currently Resides: Columbus, OH


The Groups that Paula Abdul is mentoring:  



Nick Dean, Hometown: Rochester, NY, Age: 15

Francesca Duncan, Hometown: Orange Co., NY, Resides: Brockport, NY, Age: 17 

John Lindahl, Hometown: Travuco Canyon, CA, Age: 14

Emily Michalak, Hometown: Pine Brook, NJ, Age: 13

Austin Percario, Hometown: Warren, NJ , Age: 15

Arin Ray, Hometown: Cincinnati, OH, Age: 16

Lauren Ashley Redmond, Hometown: Houston, TX, Resides: DeSoto, TX, Age: 17 

Ellona Santiago, Hometown: San Lorenzo, CA, Age: 15 

Ma’at Bingham Shango, Hometown: Houston, TX, Age: 12

Emily Wilson, Hometown: Warren, NJ, Age: 15



Cari Fletcher, Age: 17, Hometown: Wall Township, NJ 

Dani Knights, Age: 22, Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

Paige Ogle, Age: 18, Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Hayley Orrantia, Age: 17, Hometown: Highland Village, TX



Kregg Gibson (aka KG), Age: 25, Hometown: Houston, TX

Jonathan Glenn (aka Jon Glenn), Age: 25, Hometown: Houston, TX

George Jenkins III (aka Trae Badd), Age: 25, Hometown: Houston, TX

Leeland Stephenson (aka Trace Kennedy), Age: 24, Hometown: Houston, TX

Justin Williams (aka Just’n), Age: 25, Hometown: Houston, TX

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