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[10/07/11 - 01:30 PM]
Only 32 Acts Remain on "The X Factor" - L.A. Reid to Mentor the Boys; Simon Cowell: Girls; Nicole Scherzinger: Over 30s; Paula Abdul to Mentor Groups
Next week, the 32 acts 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.

[via press release from FOX]

HOT FROM FOX...

ONLY 32 ACTS REMAIN ON "THE X FACTOR"

L.A. REID TO MENTOR THE BOYS; SIMON COWELL: GIRLS; NICOLE SCHERZINGER: OVER 30s; PAULA ABDUL TO MENTOR GROUPS

Remaining Acts Head To "Judges' Homes" Wednesday, October 12, Thursday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 18; First LIVE Performance Show Airs Tuesday, October 25, on FOX

Learn More About The Top 32 at TheXFactorUSA.com

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, please visit www.thexfactorusa.com/contestants for interviews, photos and additional information.

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 exciting "Judges' Homes" round and find out who will survive on Wednesday, Oct. 12 (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Oct. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Then on a special episode airing Tuesday, Oct. 18 (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), 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 (8:00-10:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), don't miss THE X FACTOR when the remaining acts perform LIVE for the first time.

THE EIGHT BOYS WHOM L.A. REID WILL MENTOR:

Skyelor Anderson Hometown: Memphis, TN Currently Resides: Southaven, MS Age: 16

Brian Bradley Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Currently Resides: Brooklyn, NY Age: 15

Marcus Canty Hometown: Bowie, MD Currently Resides: Bowie, MD Age: 20

Tim Cifers Hometown: Granville County, NC Currently Resides: Willow Spring, NC Age: 30

Brennin Hunt Hometown: Harrah, OK Currently Resides: Nashville, TN Age: 26

Phillip Lomax Hometown: Seattle, WA Currently Resides: Seattle, WA Age: 22

Chris Rene Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA Currently Resides: Santa Cruz, CA Age: 28

Nick Voss Hometown: Hialeah, FL Currently Resides: Hialeah, FL Age: 22

THE EIGHT GIRLS WHOM SIMON COWELL WILL MENTOR:

Melanie Amaro Hometown: Tortola, British Virgin Islands Currently Resides: Coral Springs, FL Age: 19

Simone Battle Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Currently Resides: Los Angeles, CA Age: 22

Rachel Crow Hometown: Longmont, CO Currently Resides: Burbank, CA Age: 13

Caitlin Koch Hometown: Orchard Park, NY Currently Resides: Orchard Park, NY Age: 21

Jazzlyn Little Hometown: Cape Coral, FL Currently Resides: Cape Coral, FL Age: 16

Drew Ryniewicz Hometown: Chino Valley, AZ Currently Resides: Chino Valley, AZ Age: 14

Tiah Tolliver Hometown: Chula Vista, CA Currently Resides: Bremerton, WA Age: 20

Tora Woloshin Hometown: Tucson, AZ Currently Resides: Tucson, AZ Age: 22

THE EIGHT OVER 30s WHOM NICOLE SCHERZINGER WILL MENTOR:

LeRoy Bell Hometown: Tacoma, WA Currently Resides: Edmonds, WA Age: 60

Tiger Budbill Hometown: Seattle/White Center, WA Currently Resides: Bothell, WA Age: 42

Christa Collins Hometown: Burlington, IA Currently Resides: Los Angeles, CA Age: 32

Stacy Francis Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Currently Resides: Los Angeles, CA Age: 42

Elaine Gibbs Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Currently Resides: Los Angeles, CA Age: 53

Dexter Haygood Hometown: Memphis, TN Currently Resides: Chicago, IL Age: 49

James Kenney Hometown: Portland, OR Currently Resides: West Hollywood, CA Age: 34

Josh Krajcik Hometown: Wooster, OH Currently Resides: Columbus, OH Age: 30

THE EIGHT GROUPS THAT PAULA ABDUL WILL MENTOR:

2squar'd Liza Forero Age: 27 Hometown: Edison, NJ Resides: Miami, FL Deveraux Lavinia Age: 27 Hometown: Miami, FL Abighail Mary Age: 28 Hometown: Miami, FL Resides: Pembroke Pines, FL Aimee Santos Age: 25 Hometown: Quebec, Canada Resides: Miramar, FL

4Shore Allynn Walker Bey Age: 23 Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA Jessie Nunn III Age: 21 Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA Daijreous Poole Age: 21 Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA Brandon Showell Age: 21 Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

The Anser Gray Aydelott Age: 22 Hometown: Kaysville, UT Resides: Orem, UT Jarrett Burns Age: 27 Hometown: Orem, UT PJ Schwartz Age: 21 Hometown: Bountiful, UT

Brewer Boys Justin Brewer Age: 17 Hometown: Temecula, CA Nathan Brewer Age: 14 Hometown: Temecula, CA

Illusion/Confusion Lazaro Chavez Age: 26 Hometown: Hialeah, FL Ahmed Jaime Age: 26 Hometown: Miami, FL Richard Mason Age: 26 Hometown: Hialeah, FL

InTENsity Nick Dean Age: 15 Hometown: Rochester, NY Francesca Duncan Age: 17 Hometown: Orange Co., NY Resides: Brockport, NY John Lindahl Age: 14 Hometown: Travuco Canyon, CA Emily Michalak Age: 13 Hometown: Pine Brook, NJ Arin Ray Age: 16 Hometown: Cincinnati, OH Lauren Ashley Redmond Age: 17 Hometown: Houston, TX Resides: DeSoto, TX Ellona Santiago Age: 15 Hometown: San Lorenzo, CA Ma'at Bingham Shango Age: 12 Hometown: Houston, TX Austin Percario Age: 15 Hometown: Warren, NJ Emily Wilson Age: 15 Hometown: Warren, NJ

Lakoda Rayne 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

Stereo Hogzz Kregg Gibson Age: 25 Hometown: Houston, TX Jonathan Glenn Age: 25 Hometown: Houston, TX George Jenkins III Age: 25 Hometown: Houston, TX Justin Williams Age: 25 Hometown: Houston, TX Leeland Stephenson Age: 24 Hometown: Houston, TX

Visit 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.

THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Siobhan Greene are executive producers for Syco Television. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The two-hour episode of THE X FACTOR will preempt the previously announced encore of NEW GIRL on Oct. 13.]





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