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[10/29/13 - 10:00 PM]
"The X Factor" Judges Reveal Top 12 Finalists
On Wednesday, November 6, the Top 12 Finalists will perform Motown songs for the judges and America's votes when the voting lines open immediately after the show.

[via press release from FOX]

HOT FROM FOX...

"THE X FACTOR" JUDGES REVEAL TOP 12 FINALISTS

TOP 12 PERFORM LIVE FOR AMERICA'S VOTES WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, ON FOX

Live Results Announced Thursday, November 7

Tonight, THE X FACTOR judges - Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio - revealed the Top 12 Finalists who will advance in the competition and take the stage LIVE next week to perform for America's vote. After each category performed, the judges deliberated and one act from each category was eliminated, leaving the Top 12 Finalists. The Top 12 Finalists are: Girls - Khaya Cohen, Rion Paige and Ellona Santiago; Boys - Carlos Guevara, Carlito Olivero and Tim Olstad; Over 25s - Jeff Gutt, Lillie McCloud and Rachel Potter; and Groups - Alex & Sierra, Restless Road and Sweet Suspense.

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 Motown songs 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) on FOX.

THE TOP 12 FINALISTS 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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Honda across all digital platforms, online voting for THE X FACTOR begins immediately after the first live Top 12 performance show on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX. Viewers will be able to SuperVote - cast multiple votes at one time - via www.TheXFactorUSA.com, The X Factor USA app (data and message rates may apply), the Shazam App and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA.

To SuperVote, fans can allocate any number of votes for one contestant or multiple contestants, for a total of 50 votes (across all online voting destinations), and in a unique interactive experience, they can adjust their vote selections as performances happen during the show. When the voting window officially opens, fans can submit their final votes - all at once. [Only fans with a registered Facebook account in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to cast their vote(s) online.]

In addition to online voting, fans will continue to be able to vote during the voting window via toll-free calling, as well as text messaging (standard text-messaging rates may apply). The first voting results will be revealed on the LIVE results show Thursday, Nov. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Please continue to visit www.TheXFactorUSA.com for voting information.

THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Entertainment and is produced by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America. Executive producers are Andrew Llinares, Rob Wade, Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Nigel Hall.

"Like" THE X FACTOR on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA. Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion using #xfactor. Download The X Factor USA app at www.TheXFactorUSA.com/mobileapps.





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