“The X Factor” Season 3 Episode 12 “Meet The Top 12” premieres on Fox tonight, where we see who made it to the next round as the Top 16 became the Top 12.
The first live shows of the season started off with a BANG! The Top 16 contestants competed for 12 spots in the finals. On Tuesday, 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 next week to perform for America’s vote. Danie Geimer, Josh Levi, James Kenney and RoXxy Montana all failed to make the last judges’ cuts and were sent home. This leaves the Top 12: Khaya Cohen, Rion Paige, Ellona Santiago, Carlos Guevara, Carlito Olivero, Tim Olstad, Jeff Gutt, Lillie McCloud, Rachel Potter, Alex & Sierra, Restless Road, and Sweet Suspense.
Fox’s description of the show reads as follows:
“In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the “X factor”. Since its debut in 2004, “The X Factor” has remained the U.K.’s No. 1 program for the last seven years, peaking with an audience of 21 million for its 2010 finale. The format swiftly broke similar records around the world, where local versions have consistently rated #1. The series has received numerous honors worldwide, and more than 100 million records have been sold by artists launched through the series, including over 90 No. 1 singles and albums and 150 Top Ten records. In a departure from other singing competition series, the first time contestants audition for “The X Factor” judges, Simon Cowell, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, they will do so in front of an audience of thousands – raising the stakes and increasing the pressure to impress not only the judges, but also a potential legion of fans. This will be the ultimate test to prove they have the vocal ability, charisma and stage presence that it takes to win an unprecedented $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. This year they will be judged by Simon Cowell, “L.A.” Reid, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.”
“The X Factor” airs Thursday, October 31, at 8:00 ET on Fox. Tune in to see who made the cut. To prepare for tonight’s episode, take a look Tuesday’s show below.