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[10/10/13 - 09:00 PM]
"The X Factor" Judges Reveal the Top 16 Acts That Enter "Training Camp" to Prepare for a Shot in the Big League
When the series returns on Tuesday, October 29, the Top 16 semifinalists will perform live for the judges.

[via press release from FOX]

HOT FROM FOX...

"THE X FACTOR" JUDGES REVEAL THE TOP 16 ACTS THAT ENTER "TRAINING CAMP" TO PREPARE FOR A SHOT IN THE BIG LEAGUE

TOP 16 ACTS PERFORM LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND JUDGES CHOOSE THE FINALISTS ON A SPECIAL NIGHT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, ON FOX

Learn More About the Top 16 Acts at www.TheXFactorUSA.com

After the Four Chair Challenge round of THE X FACTOR, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio each revealed the four acts in their categories that will continue in the competition and join them in the live shows. While THE X FACTOR takes a break, due to the MLB playoff games and the World Series, the Top 16 are off to a training camp of their own, where they will determine their song choices, work with stylists and go through intense rehearsals to ensure that they are in fighting form for their first live performances of the season. When THE X FACTOR returns on Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Top 16 semifinalists will perform live for the judges. Find out if their training has paid off and which acts are ready for the big league and which acts will strike out, when the judges announce the Season Three Top 12 finalists on Tuesday, Oct. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

THE TOP 16 ACTS ARE:

GIRLS, MENTORED BY DEMI LOVATO

Khaya Cohen Age: 16 Hometown: New York, NY Meet Khaya Cohen Keep up with Khaya at: Twitter: @Khaayaa0 Facebook: www.facebook.com/khaayaa0

Danie Age: 16 Hometown: Northridge, CA Meet Danie Keep up with Danie at: Twitter: @daniegeimer Facebook: www.facebook.com/daniegeimermusic

Rion Paige Age: 13 Hometown: Jacksonville, FL Meet Rion Paige Keep up with Rion at: Twitter: @MissRionPaige Facebook: www.facebook.com/singerrionpaige

Ellona Santiago Age: 17 Hometown: San Lorenzo, CA Meet Ellona Santiago Keep up with Ellona at: Twitter: @ellonasantiago Facebook: www.facebook.com/ellonamusic

BOYS, MENTORED BY PAULINA RUBIO

Carlos Guevara Age: 16 Hometown: Lexington, SC Meet Carlos Guevara Keep up with Carlos at: Twitter: @carlosgu14 Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeamCarlosG

Josh Levi Age: 15 Hometown: Houston, TX Meet Josh Levi Keep up with Josh at: Twitter: @joshleviworld Facebook: www.facebook.com/joshleviworld

Carlito Olivero Age: 24 Hometown: Chicago, IL Meet Carlito Olivero Keep up with Carlito at: Twitter: @carlitosway89 Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Carlito/199047983457651

Tim Olstad Age: 24 Hometown: Winona, MN Meet Tim Olstad Keep up with Tim at: Twitter: @timolstadmusic Facebook: www.facebook.com/TimOlstad

OVER 25s, MENTORED BY KELLY ROWLAND

Jeff Gutt Age: 37 Hometown: Detroit, MI Meet Jeff Gutt Keep up with Jeff at: Twitter: @jeffreyadamgutt Facebook: www.facebook.com/JeffGutt

James Kenney Age: 36 Hometown: Portland, OR Meet James Kenney Keep up with James at: Twitter: @iamjameskenney Facebook: www.facebook.com/IamJamesKenney

Lillie McCloud Age: 54 Hometown: Orlando, FL Meet Lillie McCloud Keep up with Lillie at: Twitter: @LillieNicoleMc Facebook: www.facebook.com/LillieNicoleMc

Rachel Potter Age: 29 Hometown: Seminole, FL Meet Rachel Potter Keep up with Rachel at: Twitter: @therachelpotter Facebook: www.facebook.com/rachelpottermusic

GROUPS, MENTORED BY SIMON COWELL

Alex & Sierra Sierra Deaton Age: 22 Hometown: Orlando, FL Alex Kinsey Age: 22 Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, FL Meet Alex & Sierra Keep up with Alex & Sierra at: Twitter: @AlexandSierra3 Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-Sierra/432965163456205

Restless Road Andrew Scholz Age: 19 Hometown: Summerville, SC Colton Pack Age: 18 Hometown: Danese, WV Zach Beeken Age: 18 Hometown: Indiana, PA Meet Restless Road Keep up with Restless Road at: Twitter: @RestlessRdMusic Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Restless-Road/393012607493037

RoXxy Montana Tenija Moton Age: 25 Hometown: Detroit, MI Tiara Moton Age: 24 Hometown: Detroit, MI Temperance Moton Age: 22 Hometown: Detroit, MI Meet RoxXy Montana Keep up with RoXxy Montana at: Twitter: @RoXxyMontana Facebook: www.facebook.com/RoXxyMontana

Sweet Suspense Millie Thrasher Age: 14 Hometown: Birmingham, AL Summer Reign Age: 17 Hometown: Apple Valley, CA Celine Polenghi Age: 16 Hometown: Miami, FL Meet Sweet Suspense Keep up with Sweet Suspense at: Twitter: @SweetSuspense Facebook: www.facebook.com/SweetSuspenseXF

Here's what the judges had to say about their categories:

Demi Lovato (Girls): "The other judges need to watch out, because my category is so strong."

Paulina Rubio (Boys): "You should look out for my boys, because going to kill it."

Kelly Rowland (Over 25s): "I definitely have the winner in this category."

Simon Cowell (Groups): "I got this real wave of excitement when I walked through and I saw them there."

The eliminated acts include Rylie Brown, Primrose Martin, Jamie Pineda, Bree Randall, Simone Torres and Ashly Williams from Girls; Isaiah Alston, Al Calderon, Chase Goehring, Stone Martin, Isaac Tauaefa and Timmy Thames from Boys; Jeffrey Brinkman, Victoria Carriger, Allison Davis, Kristine Mirelle, Lorie Moore and Denny Smith from Over 25s; and Forever In Your Mind, Girls United, Glamour, Good News, Wild Thingz and Yellow House Canyon from Groups.

THE X FACTOR continues on Thursday, Oct. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) with the all-new "Meet the Top 12" episode.

On Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 12 finalists will perform for the judges and America's votes when the voting lines open immediately after the show. Find out who will be the first to be eliminated on Thursday, Nov. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

"The X Factor" format has created more global superstars, including One Direction, Leona Lewis, Little Mix, Cher Lloyd and Olly Murs, than any other singing competition television show. THE X FACTOR is now aired in 205 countries, and local versions of "The X Factor" are now commissioned in 45 territories.

THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Entertainment and is produced by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Nigel Hall are executive producers for Syco Television. Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America. "Like" THE X FACTOR on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA. Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion using #xfactor.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 24, THE X FACTOR is preempted, due to MLB post-season coverage, including the AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES and the WORLD SERIES. Additionally, encores of THE X FACTOR will air on Thursday, Oct. 17 and Wednesday, Oct. 30, due to potential MLB post-season coverage.]





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