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X Factor: Final 17 Promo Pics!

X Factor: Final 17 Promo Pics!

The X Factor narrowed it down to 17 acts that will continue in the music competition.

In a special extended LIVE two-and-a-half hour episode on Tuesday, Oct. 25 (8:00-10:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the 17 acts will battle it out for a spot as one of the finalists.

They will then perform for America’s votes starting Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

Click inside to find out who made the cut…


The Girls whom Simon Cowell is mentoring:

Melanie Amaro
Age: 19
Hometown: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Currently Resides: Coral Springs, FL/Sunrise, FL

Keep up with Melanie at: (@ItsMelanieAmaro)

“It was really big, as well as shocking, because the many years I’ve watched Simon, he has never done something like that. 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.” – Melanie Amaro

Simone Battle
Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Currently Resides: Los Angeles, CA

Keep up with Simone at: (@simonebattle)

“I am blown away by how much talent there is in the girls’ category. At this point, it’s not about impressing the judges, it’s about impressing the world and everyone who is watching.” – Simone Battle

Rachel Crow
Age: 13
Hometown: Longmont, CO/Mead, CO
Currently Resides: Burbank, CA

Keep up with Rachel at: (@IamRachelCrow)

“This whole experience has been a dream come true and I can’t believe I made it this far because I went into the competition with no expectations. I can’t believe this is happening to me. I think what I am really trying to work on is finding out who I am as a singer. I am trying to find my style and my edge.” – Rachel Crow

Drew Ryniewicz
Age: 14
Hometown: Chino Valley, AZ
Currently Resides: Chino Valley, AZ

Keep up with Drew at: (@drewryniewicz1)

“The girls in my category are nothing but amazing, every single one. From the start I have loved them all. We are almost like a big family. I mean, we are competing, but we spend so much time with each other and it is nice to be around so many people you can relate to.” – Drew Ryniewicz

Tiah Tolliver
Age: 20
Hometown: Chula Vista, CA
Currently Resides: Bremerton, WA

Keep up with Tiah at: (@TiahTolliver)

“I am extremely happy to have him [Simon Cowell] as my mentor because he fought for me. I feel like he is going to lead me in the right direction and I sincerely believe him when he tells me stuff.” – Tiah Tolliver


The Boys whom L.A. Reid is mentoring:

Brian Bradley
Age: 15
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Currently Resides: Brooklyn, NY

Keep up with Brian at: (@Astronomicalkid)

“So far THE X FACTOR experience has been amazing and pretty fun. It definitely makes me feel like a star. Coming here and being the only MC in this competition, I believe in myself and that is going to bring me through.” – Astro

Marcus Canty
Age: 20
Hometown: Bowie, MD
Currently Resides: Bowie, MD

Keep up with Marcus at: (@iammarcuscanty)

“I think this experience has nurtured me and made me realize that life is too short and to live through the moment. These are once-in-a-lifetime experiences you can’t get back. I am going to keep having fun and bringing who I am.” – Marcus Canty

Phillip Lomax
Age: 22
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Currently Resides: Seattle, WA

Keep up with Phillip at: (@philliplomax)

“THE X FACTOR experience has been incredible. The thing that has resonated the most with me is that it is important to find my own voice and to be true within my music. I don’t want to be anyone but me.” – Phillip Lomax

Chris Rene
Age: 28
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Currently Resides: Santa Cruz, CA

Keep up with Chris at: (@mrchrisrene)

“The advice I have been getting is to stay original, stay yourself and do my thing and also go out of the box and do things that are difficult. The way I prepare is to stay in the moment, relax and practice as much as I can. Staying in the here-and-now is what is best for me.” – Chris Rene


The Over 30s whom Nicole Scherzinger is mentoring:

LeRoy Bell
Age: 60
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Currently Resides: Edmonds, WA/Seattle, WA

Keep up with LeRoy at: (@LeRoyBell)

“The experience has been wild and exciting, at the same time a little bit scary…One of the things I’ve learned is you can teach an old dog new tricks. I can still learn something. The show has taught me that I am more flexible than I thought I was.” – LeRoy Bell

Stacy Francis
Age: 42
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Currently Resides: Los Angeles, CA

Keep up with Stacy at: (@StacyFrancis)

“Being a part of the show so far has been an emotional rollercoaster. Every feeling I could feel, I have felt during this journey…I am happy and so excited. The momentum is just incredible. It’s like I’m a 10-year-old and it’s Christmas and I’m so excited.” – Stacy Francis

Dexter Haygood
Age: 49
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Currently Resides: Chicago, IL

Keep up with Dexter at: (@dexterhaygood)

“It is going to be exciting; I’m gonna set the place on fire, but not literally. There is nothing like THE X FACTOR. I have never experienced anything like this.” – Dexter Haygood

Josh Krajcik
Age: 30
Hometown: Wooster, OH
Currently Resides: Columbus, OH

Keep up with Josh at: (@theJoshKrajcik)

“THE X FACTOR experience has been really great. It has been a serious challenge and any time you challenge yourself it is a good thing. The experience on THE X FACTOR has given me a lot of insight into who I am and a lot of things that I didn’t know.” – Josh Krajcik


The Groups that Paula Abdul is mentoring:

The Brewer Boys
Justin Brewer Age: 17 Hometown: Temecula, CA
Nathan Brewer Age: 14 Hometown: Temecula, CA

Keep up with the Brewer Boys at: (@theBrewerBoys)

“We never really thought about going this far. It has been pretty shocking. This has been an incredible experience. I’ve learned a lot about the industry. I love it.” – Nathan Brewer

Nick Dean Age: 15 Hometown: Rochester, NY
Francesca Duncan Age: 17 Hometown: Orange Co., NY Resides: Brockport, NY
John Lindahl Age: 15 Hometown: Travuco Canyon, CA
Emily Michalak Age: 13 Hometown: Pine Brook, NJ
Austin Percario Age: 15 Hometown: Warren, NJ
Arin Ray Age: 16 Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Lauren Ashley Redmond Age: 17 Hometown: Houston, TX Resides: DeSoto, TX
Ellona Santiago Age: 15 Hometown: San Lorenzo, CA
Ma’at Bingham Shango Age: 12 Hometown: Houston, TX
Emily Wilson Age: 15 Hometown: Warren, NJ

Keep up with InTENsity at: (@its_inTENsity)

“Being in a group is amazing. When you are a solo artist, you only have yourself to rely on. But when you are in a group you have however many other people who have your back. So it is better to be in a group of ten, plus it is more fun and we have more people to hang out with and it’s just not as stressful.” – John Lindahl

Lakoda Rayne
Cari Fletcher Age: 17 Hometown: Wall Township, NJ
Dani Knights Age: 22 Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
Paige Ogle Age: 18 Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Hayley Orrantia Age: 17 Hometown: Highland Village, TX

Keep up with Lakoda Rayne at: (@lakoda_rayne)

“Starting out as four solo artists, it was a shocker that we were going to be in the group category together but it has been an incredible experience. They’ve taken four strong solo artists and made this super group.” – Hayley Orrantia

The Stereo Hogzz
Kregg Gibson (aka KG) Age: 25 Hometown: Houston, TX
Jonathan Glenn (aka Jon Glenn) Age: 25 Hometown: Houston, TX
George Jenkins III (aka Trae Badd) Age: 25 Hometown: Houston, TX
Leeland Stephenson (aka Trace Kennedy) Age: 24 Hometown: Houston, TX
Justin Williams (aka Just’n) Age: 25 Hometown: Houston, TX

Keep up with Stereo Hogzz at: (@thestereohogzz)

“This X FACTOR experience has been something that we have been dreaming of for a long time. You can’t ask for more, and they provided this platform for us and we are running with it, taking it all the way.” – Trace Kennedy

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  • LoriLori

    This show has better talent than last seasons AI and the judges are interesting/amusing
    Idol has become boring, Randy and Tyler need to go

  • Lisa

    WOW Simon and Paula together again HOW BORING it’s so American Idol , been there, done that so i’ll pass. the Hollywoodreporter said that X Factor is losing viewers fast. you will never beat American Idol. HEY Simon X Factor SUCKS !

  • laverdadduele

    That Brian Bradley kid is so annoying and full of himself. I hope he is eliminated the first week. You’re not all that little pile of s_hit. This competition is Stacy’s to loose, but we have to take into consideration the stupid teenager girls vote, they ruin every singing competition.

  • MIKa

    maybe he is arrogant and full of himself, but you can’t deny the fact that Brian IS TALENTED!!! he is out there trying to pursue his dream, and you gotta give him credit for that

  • smh

    Some people don’t know the difference between arrogance and swagger/bravado. Brian is so talented.

    I love Melanie too.

  • smh

    Some people don’t know the difference between arrogance and swagger/bravado. Brian is so talented.

    I love Melanie too.

  • http://yahoo brandy

    i dnt no wats wrong yall folks brain is a talent young boi..and if yall going sit here and say he not yall crazi…azz hell..but every body on da x-factor are very talented and is going to go a long way with there singing carrer

  • http://yahoo Money Gang

    all the contestant on the x-factor are very good..but brain is very good and if i new him i thank i would make him mii lil boifrienf..and yea i am 15

  • Starcraft 2

    The talent pool is a lot better than last season. Even if some of them are arrogant, you can’t deny their talent.