X Factor – Guide to the Top 16 (VIDEO) (Photos)

After tough deliberation in the “Judges’ Homes” round of THE X FACTOR, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid, and Britney Spears each revealed the four acts in their categories that will continue in the competition. All 16 acts will perform on a special live two-and-a-half hour event, hosted by Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez, on Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-10:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).  THE X FACTOR live shows continue on a special night on Sunday, Nov. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) with additional performances and the announcement of the Season Two finalists.


Teens (16 and under) whom Britney Spears is mentoring:  

“I had a really tough time picking my final four – all of my kids were incredibly talented,” said Spears. “But I do believe I have the winner, so watch out Simon!  You and your groups are going down!  My Teens and I have some surprises in store for you.”


THE X FACTOR: TEENS: Beatrice Miller, 13. Hometown: Maplewood, NJ CR: Jeff Lipsky / FOX

Beatrice Miller
Hometown: Maplewood, NJ

Meet Beatrice Miller video

Keep up with Beatrice at: 

Twitter: @BeatriceMiller
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBeatriceMiller


THE X FACTOR: TEENS: Arin Ray, 17. Hometown: Cincinnati, OH.CR: Jeff Lipsky / FOXArin Ray

Age: 17
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Meet Arin Ray video

Keep up with Arin at:

Twitter: @ArinRaySings
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialArinRay


THE X FACTOR: TEENS: Carly Rose Sonenclar, 13. Hometown: Westchester, NY. CR: Jeff Lipsky / FOXCarly Rose Sonenclar          

Age: 13
Hometown:  Westchester, NY

Meet Carly Rose Sonenclar video

Keep up with Carly at:

Twitter: @CarlyRoseMusic
Facebook: www.facebook.com/carlyrosesonenclar


THE X FACTOR: TEENS: Diamond White, 13. Hometown: Los Angeles, CA.  CR: Jeff Lipsky / FOXDiamond White

Age: 13
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Meet Diamond White video

 Keep up with Diamond at:

Twitter: @Diamondkwhite
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialDiamondWhite


The Young Adults (17-24) whom Demi Lovato is mentoring:

“I am so excited that I have this group because I am SURE the winner is in my final four,” said Lovato. “I cannot wait to mentor them – they are amazing!!”

THE X FACTOR: YOUNG ADULTS: Cece Frey, 21. Hometown: Decatur, IL. CR: Jeff Lipsky / FOXCece Frey                              

Age: 21
Hometown: Decatur, IL

Meet Cece Frey video

 Keep up with Cece at:

Twitter: @CeCeMissXtotheO
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheCeCeOfficial


THE X FACTOR: YOUNG ADULTS: Jennel Garcia, 18. Hometown: Rochester, MA. CR: Jeff Lipsky / FOXJennel Garcia

Age: 18
Hometown: Rochester, MA

Meet Jennel Garcia video

Keep up with Jennel at:

Twitter: @JennelGarcia
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jennelgarciamusic


THE X FACTOR: YOUNG ADULTS: Willie Jones, 18. Hometown: Shreveport, LA. CR: Jeff Lipsky / FOXWillie Jones

Age: 18
Hometown:  Shreveport, LA

Meet Willie Jones video

Keep up with Willie at:

Twitter: @ThatKiddWill
Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialwilliejones


THE X FACTOR: YOUNG ADULTS: Paige Thomas, 22.Hometown: San Antonio, TX. CR: Jeff Lipsky / FOXPaige Thomas                       

Age: 22
Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Meet Paige Thomas video

 Keep up with Paige at:

Twitter: @PaigeAva
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThePaigeThomas


The Over 25s whom L.A. Reid is mentoring: 

“Choosing my four acts was tough, but I feel good about the category I’m bringing with me to the live shows,” said Reid. “The Over 25s are definitely the ones to watch this season.”


THE X FACTOR: OVER 25: Vino Alan, 40.  Hometown: Laquey, MO. CR: Jeff Lipsky / FOXVino Alan                               

Age: 40
Hometown: Laquey, MO

 Meet Vino Alan video

 Keep up with Vino at:

Twitter: @VinoAlan
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vino.alan


THE X FACTOR: OVER 25: Jason Brock, 35. Hometown:  San Francisco, CA CR: Jeff Lipsky / FOXJason Brock                         

Age: 35
Hometown:  San Francisco, CA

Meet Jason Brock video

 Keep up with Jason at:

Twitter: @jasonbroccoli
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jasonbrockvocals


THE X FACTOR: OVER 25: David Correy, 27Hometown:  Riva, MD. CR: Jeff LipskyDavid Correy                         

Age: 27
Hometown:  Riva, MD

Meet David Correy video

 Keep up with David at:

Twitter: @davidcorrey
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DavidCorreyURR


THE X FACTOR: OVER 25: Tate Stevens, 37.Hometown: Raymore, MO. CR: Jeff Lipsky / FOX.Tate Stevens                         

Age: 37
Hometown: Raymore, MO

Meet Tate Stevens video

 Keep up with Tate at:

Twitter: @tatestevensctry
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/TateStevensofficialfanpage


The Groups that Simon Cowell is mentoring:   

“The groups are in a different league this year,” said Cowell. “I am feeling very confident and so are they. They have a great mentor and I have great artists.”


THE X FACTOR: GROUPS: EMBLEM3: CR: Jeff Lipsky / FOX.Emblem3

Drew Chadwick
Age: 20
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Keaton Stromberg
Age: 16
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Wesley Stromberg

Age: 18
Huntington Beach, CA   @WesleyStromberg

Meet Emblem 3 video

Keep up with the Emblem3 at:

Twitter: @Emblemthree
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EmblemThree



Ally Brooke
Age: 19
Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Camila Cabello
Age: 15
Hometown: Miami, FL

Normani Hamilton
Age: 16
Hometown: Houston, TX

Dinah Jane Hansen
Age: 15
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA

Lauren Jauregui
Age: 16
Hometown: Miami, FL

Meet LYLAS video

Keep up with LYLAS at:

Twitter: @weareLYLAS
Facebook: www.facebook.com/weareLYLAS


THE X FACTOR: GROUPS: LYRIC 145: CR: Jeff Lipsky / FOX.Lyric 145

Jemelle Joseph
Age: 23
Hometown: Bay Shore, NY

Julien Joseph
Age: 19
Hometown: Bay Shore, NY

Lyric Da Queen
Age: 23
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Meet Lyric 145 video

Keep up with Lyric 145 at:

Twitter: @Lyric145
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lyric145


THE X FACTOR: GROUPS: Sister C. CR: Jeff Lipsky / FOXSister C

Carli Rayne Manchaca
Age: 19
Hometown: Austin,TX

Celbi Manchaca
Age: 18
Hometown: Austin, TX

Cirby Ryan Manchaca
Age: 21
Hometown: Austin, TX

Meet Sister C video

Keep up with Sister C at:

Twitter: @OfficialSisterC
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialSisterC


The eliminated acts include Reed Deming and James Tanner from the Teens category; Jillian Jensen and Nick Youngerman from Young Adults; Daryl Black and Tara Simon from Over 25s; and Dope Crisis and Playback from Groups.

On Wednesday, Nov. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the top finalists will perform not only for the judges, but for America’s votes, when the voting lines open immediately after the show. Find out who will be the first to be eliminated by America’s votes on Thursday, Nov. 8(8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UNDX3MHDAPGHNS2I2GCYSPTLXQ Denise

    Does anyone else think it’s a coincidence that there are a total of 8 female acts and 8 male acts?

  • http://twitter.com/OzzyBonjour ??EvHeaD??ozzy??

    Does anyone else think that Britney is trying to show her acts as bigger than their age? Look at Diamond and Carly… Trying to look too old…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H3DCZQHD3T6WYVW2XXC6C3ZPMU Tyson

    I needed someone else to tell me the bleached blonde was CeCe.  I couldn’t tell. I don’t like the look.

  • Esqt

    WOW! They all look like STARS! Go X-Factor!

  • wkstrack

    Lol Cece looks like Kesha now and Paige looks like a Rihanna wannabe.

    And Jennel looks a hell of a lot like Katharine Mcphee in those pics. Not the image I’m talking about. Just in general.

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    I assume that Arin was 16 at his initial audition b/c otherwise he’s in the wrong category.

  • mikaylaislove

    If you didn’t know that was CeCe, then you won’t recognize Paige in her 2nd pic, lol. take a look. haha :)

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    OMG, I LOVE Lyric145’s photos! They look awesome, like a true hip hop group! They look like they would be so much fun. :)

    And what the hell is that gold thing on Paige’s head?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    Obviously putting links into this site is forbidden, when my post was removed. I understand that. But you know there was such a nice article about Beatrice in New Jersey local newspaper, that I wished everybody who likes her would have a chance to read. So I will just put here the headline of the story (to be googled), and hope, that this is not forbidden. It is:
    ‘X Factor’: Beatrice Miller, from Maplewood to ‘giant mountain’ in Malibu

    I think Beatrice is just awesome.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    You are right Lyric 145’s photos are magnetic – they seem to be true artists. I like my nr 1 favorite Bea’s photos as much, although they come from another world than Lyric145’s. I also like Willi James’ photos. And I think Vino and Arin look honest in their pics. Quite a few of the pics I did not like at all, there were some really horrible ones. Jennel’s photos were sort of ok, but I am having a constant feeling, that she is kind of losing her rock grip, and for her, these pics were a bit tame and lame (but ok)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Sister C are 100% screwed. First to leave. Then maybe Lyric 145 followed by two overs. Then it comes to Simon Cowell saving CeCe from the bottom two 39810928920184 weeks like he did with the annoying Katie Waissel and Cher Lloyd, especially Katie. LOL

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    WTF is that? LMAO

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    I do not know if it comes from Britney, but I do agree with you with that, that those kids try to look too old. It is like they would like to be 40 years old. Why? Beats me. They look so adorable and even stylish the way they are, but they want to be something else. Grazy. I am happy for Bea, that at least this time she did not go for it.

  • fantoo1

    WOW at Cece’s makeover. And WTF at Paige? Diamond’s is a little odd.

    The rest look decent.

  • fantoo1

    They might look like it, but after looking at how season 1 did, they might end up disappointed(especially after the hyperbole the judges have been spitting out this year-“you are a superstar!”)

  • Nedsdag

    WTF did they do to CeCe? The makeover didn’t work.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    You know what, I don’t have any strong feelings about anyone in DEMI’S group.  I don’t care who gets cut first.

    Out of the GROUPS:  I’d cut Sister C.  Too aloof.  The rest of the groups are incredibly strong and very diverse.  They’ll each attract a different demographic.

    Out of the OVERS:  I’d cut David Correy.  Despite him being the youngest. I find him irritating and too much of a try hard.  Vino, Tate and Brock seem more natural in their talents and presentation.

    The HARDEST cut will be with the KIDDIES:  Not just because they’re all kids but because they’re all so good.  I think it will come down to how they perform that night.  But Britney would be a fool to cut Arin Ray.  He’s the only one I can see on Top 40 right away.

  • http://twitter.com/BuranaBurana Carmina Burana

     agree 100%. I only wish they would cut 2 overs and leave the 4 kiddies a while longer.

    On another note: Jason Brock looks like the gangnan guy in this picture LOL

  • Klaine

    The oldest person 40..lol…overs are almost over unless they appeal to little girls. Looks like Simon wants a group..boy/girl band or that hip hop trio that doesn’t currently exist or the tween little girl..no one in market right now for a female bieber or mini taylor swift..someone to get those little girls obsessed and get them or their parents to spend $$$$.

  • Klaine

    They all should have similar twitter accounts
    .realize many prob already had their own but use @nameXF it something so it would be easy for anyone to find

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    WOOW Cece went platinum….blonde! And i have no words for Paige’s look. Just.desperate.

  • genius13

    If the public is voting next week does that mean they want do the judge’s cut again?

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    YOU TUBE STATS (From Judges House Performances)


    1) CeCe: 1,257,365
    2) Willie: 690,073
    3) Jennel: 686,942
    4) Paige: 658,457


    1) Lylas: 2,116,066
    2) Lyric 145: 691,162
    3) Emblem 3: 575,989
    4) Sister C: 524,487


    1) David: 808,249
    2) Jason: 760,668
    3) Vino: 675,161
    4) Tate: 388,401


    1) Carly: 2,955,552
    2) Beatrice: 1,243,293
    3) Diamond: 779,686
    4) Arin: 594,908


    1) Carly
    2) Lylas
    3) Cece
    4) Beatrice
    5) David
    6) Diamond
    7) Jason
    8) Lyric 145
    9) Willie
    10) Jennel
    11) Vino
    12) Paige
    13) Arin
    14) Emblem 3
    15) Sister C
    16) Tate

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

     I think the judges get one more cut.  They have to cut 1 from each group..

  • genius13

    And has anyone else besides me fail to notice how gorgeous lyric da queen is…I may have been distracted by her hard edge but she is really beautiful

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

     She kinda reminds me of Aaliyah.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UNDX3MHDAPGHNS2I2GCYSPTLXQ Denise

    Jennel: PLEASE keep your hands out of your hair.  The constant hair flipping makes you look like a cheap stripper!

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Sad to see Arin’s views low like that. He’s the one I want to see go far. Surprised by Emblem’s low  views.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

     Me too.  Sads.  But what I get from those stats is that the strongest buzz goes to Lylas, CeCe, Carly and Beatrice.  The rest are close enough that their performances each week will determine their outcome.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    Yes, he is such a nice guy and really has a great potential, too. I think that the kids’ group is nearly unfairly tough, and that if it would be possible, they all should be put through to top 12. Arin is really one of the contestants you care about.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    And all the 3 people there appear to me like the ones, who have hearts.

  • http://twitter.com/AdamAlamillo Adam Alamillo

    …Did anyone else notice that David Correy has half a million followers?

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks




    1) David – 577,910
    2) Jason – 131,902
    3) Vino – 14,462
    4) Tate – 7,366


    1) Emblem 3 – 80,370
    2) Lylas – 13,558
    3) Lyric 145 – 5,117
    4) Sister C – 4,020


    1) Carly – 54,939
    2) Diamond – 25,621
    3) Arin – 24,385
    4) Beatrice – 24,271


    1) Jennel – 54,881
    2) CeCe – 54,881
    3) Paige – 38,367
    4) Willie – 33,882


    1) David
    2) Jason
    3) Emblem 3
    4) Carly
    5) Jennel
    6) CeCe
    7) Paige
    8) Willie
    9) Diamond
    10) Arin
    11) Beatrice
    12) Vino
    13) Lylas
    14) Tate
    15) Lyric 145
    16) Sister C

  • http://twitter.com/evil_samy ginger

    I think that David has so many followers because the story about his biological mother is getting strong buzz here in brazil, with a lot of midia outlets covering it.

  • fantoo1

    ETA: Also nice to see that, unlike AI, the GIRLS are getting the strongest buzz.

    Jessica Sanchez, enough said. :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro


  • Listening

    I think all the make overs are great. Cee Cee looks very beautiful platinum it made her stand out more. Oh Pagie i’m seeing a personality there she seems to like some crazy stuff. Didn’t see that one, the gold gilded chest and face piece is out of this world. Now i’m seeing her as a cross between Lady Gaga due to the outfit and Rihanna due to the vocal style. Don’t know if she was trying something daring just this once or she’s totally down w/ it. Maybe a bit of both she did come into the competition w/ a partially shaved head but the gold armor thing is just wild.  I mean pushing boundaries to the limit. It’s kind of cool just wish it was more flattering. I think it would of worked better w/ pants. Anywho some of the best make-overs i’ve seen for any show.

  • Listening

    I noticed David’s twitter followers too i’m not so sure it’s simply down to him being from Brazil. I think it’s b/c he had a fanbase before X- Factor. I looked on youtube and he had some professional looking vids.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    His followers are fake. X-Factor should control a little bit these twitters, just like AI does.

  • Listening

    I think it’s so stupid to have fake followers. It’s stupid b/c if a fan sees the contestant they like has fewer followers they’ll think they have to vote extra hard to compensate for the fact. And if a fan sees their favorite has lots of fans they might slack off a bit.

  • samuelgrant

    Considering that Cher went on to sell platinum albums and singles all over the world, that might not be the dumbest tactic.

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    Dear Paige Thomas, this is not America’s Next Top Model. Lol WTF was that? 

  • Reflects On Life


    1) Carly
    2) Lylas
    3) Cece
    4) Beatrice
    5) David
    6) Diamond
    7) Jason
    8) Lyric 145

    This is pretty much the top 8 I’d like to see in the live shows.  Plus Jennell.

  • http://twitter.com/AdamAlamillo Adam Alamillo

    It should also be noted that Dinah has 225k followers herself on twitter hahaha

  • merkureye

    How did I miss this thread?  Awesome info.  The photography for the X Factor top 16 here is superb.  Some really cool makeovers.

  • merkureye

    Comparing the Lylas Judges House You Tube views to the other groups is a little deceiving.  It was the Lylas first performance ever so naturally there was some curiosity.  Emblem 3’s first performance has 1.9 million hits.  Admittedly Carly Rose and Beatrice are killing everybody elses views for every performance. 

  • Listening

    I don’t get the uber love of Lylas. I still gotta see some chemistry, vocal dynamics and personality from them.

    So for me the best group is Lyric 145. I believe them and i’m entertained. They just worked.

    As for amount of views perception is skewed a bit b/c even though you have first time auditions for other contestants that could have close or
    more views than Lylas it took them much longer to reach that number. I
    think what got Lylas that number of views was the positive public response on twitter and such. The same happened for Emblem3 though at a slower rate. Their first audition was really good and showed potential. I was even digging them but i’ve quickly fallen out of love/like w/ them b/c they’re cocky and haven’t lived up to their first audition. It appears they have peaked.

  • mikaylaislove

    “His followers are fake. X-Factor should control a little bit these twitters, just like AI does.”

    How do you know David’s followers are fake? I think he had about 500k more or less before XF, and he already had a verified acct. He’s probably the most experienced one in terms of touring so its possible he built a fanbase. I wouldn’t be surprised if he consided the Voice as well.