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‘The X Factor’ USA Season 3, Episode 17: ‘Performance Show’

The X Factor USA Season 3 episode 16 behind the scenes

The X Factor USA Season 3, Episode 17: “Performance Show” premieres tonight on FOX.

Last week’s results show sent two acts – four ladies – home. Tonight, the finalists are on fire and the competition is heating up as they take on British Invasion week! The remaining eight acts perform to avoid being the two sent home on Thursday.

Here’s a synopsis of X Factor USA:

“In this American version of the hit U.K. 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 No. 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 10 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 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 USA Season 3, Episode 17: “Results Show” airs Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox. Take a look below at a recap of Episode 16 below.


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