'The X Factor' Final 17: Agree or Disagree?
Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid, and Nicole Scherzinger were each given the task of choosing which 16 acts (4 in each of the categories) would make it through to next week's live show. We agreed with some of the judges choices (Go Drew Ryniewicz & Rachel Crow!) but didn't see eye to eye in some of their other decisions. In a surprise announcement, Simon Cowell revealed that he had made a mistake in the eliminations and brought back Melanie Amaro, who now will compete as one of the remaining 17 acts. We're so happy Simon realized his mistake.
How did the last minute decision make Melanie feel? "It was really big, as well as shocking, because the many years I've watched Simon, he has never done something like that," she shared. "I feel very honored that he came to my home to ask me to come back on the show. The whole process is just mind boggling. It's so amazing."
In a special extended LIVE two-and-a-half hour episode on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 8pm, "The X Factor" ramps up to an explosive new level as the remaining acts take the stage for their last shot at becoming one of the Top Finalists. The acts are currently training with the top choreographers and vocal producers in the music industry and working with America's leading style teams, in preparation for their most crucial performance yet. Don't miss this explosive episode when the judges must decide who will become one of THE X FACTOR finalists.
On Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 8pm, "The X Factor" enters a new phase of the competition, in which the Top Finalists from all categories compete against each other for the first time. The finalists will perform not only for the praise of Simon, Paula, L.A. and Nicole, but for America's votes as well, when the voting lines open immediately after the show.
Which acts are you rooting for? Who do you think should have made it that didn't? Sound off on "The X Factor" in the comments!
The 17 Remaining Acts:
-The Brewer Boys
-The Stereo Hogzz