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 “THE X FACTOR” JUDGES REVEAL TOP 12 FINALISTS

TOP 12 PERFORM LIVE FOR AMERICA’S VOTES WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, ON FOX 50

Live Results Announced Thursday, November 7

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 this 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.

On Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM live), 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 live) on FOX 50.

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 live), on FOX 50. 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 live) on FOX 50. 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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