The Top 17 aof X Factor USA have been picked they are: Astro (Brian Bradley), The Brewer Boys, Chris Rene, Dexter Haygood, …
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.
Last week the top 32 contestants were introduced to their judges, and taken to their respective locations to be mentored and judged. They also had the pleasure of having a guest judge in each group. Enrique Iglesias with Nicole Sherzinger for the over 30’s, Pharrel with Paula for the groups, Rihanna with LA Reid for the boys. The girls unfortunately lucked out, with their guest judge and mentor Mariah Carey unable to attend due to a hurricane.
Half performed last time around, leaving the remainder to perform on todays show. Out of this group of 32, 16 will make the cut and go through to the live rounds. The live rounds are what everyone lives for, giving America the chance to vote on who makes it through.
The much anticipated X Factor USA debuted tonight. The first hour of the 2 hour show took place in Los Angeles and the second hour in Seattle. Among the contestant was a 13-year-old girl with a big voice, a 42-year-old mom that got standing ovation from all judges, a 40-something man that took his pants off while singing and made Paula sick and a 20-year-old guy that LA Reid compared to Bobby Brown and Simon compared him to Usher. So how does the show compare to American Idol? READ MORE