Last week the top 17 acts who survived the judges round performed and were whittled down to the top 12 by their judges. Tonight the top 12 acts performed live, with one to be eliminated this week as the show moves to the standard performance/results show format. The good news is that XFactor has been renewed for a second season. Simon was thrilled and said “I am absolutely thrilled with the news. I have loved making the show and I want to thank FOX, our sponsors and most importantly, the fans for supporting The X Factor.”
Here are the Top 12 contestants remaining. From here on they will continue based on user votes. Simone Cowell, Girl’s Mentor. Contestants …
Now that the judges’ home rounds are over, the competition get live, and tough. The contestants sang in front a stadium level audience and probably felt more pressure than ever before. The show was already long and it was a small miracle that they managed to get all 17 performances in the two and a half hours. These rounds are going to be entertaining. Not only the acts performing, but the competition we see from the judges. They can now slam each other for song choices etc, and they do not disappoint.
Last week saw the contestants final performances at each of the judges houses. Those 32 acts will be cut down to the final 16, who will move along to the live shows. The Judges, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and L.A. Reid will choose four performers from each of the groups who performed at their houses. Simon has the girls under 30 in his house, Nicole and Enrique Iglesias mentored the over 30s, Paula and Pharrell Williams mentored the groups, and L.A. Reid and Rihanna mentored the boys under 30.