The X Factor begins LIVE shows tonight on FOX at 8/7c. The Top 16, split into 4 group–Simon Cowell’s Groups, Britney Spear’s Teens, Demi Lovato’s Young Adults and L.A. Reid’s Over 25s–will perform live for the first time. We’ll also get a first look at the 4 judges coping with doing their jobs under the high pressure of live television.

Tomorrow night, the judges will eliminated 4 contestants (or who knows–Simon was cagey with numbers in a recent interview) and the remaining finalists will perform for America’s vote next week.

Check out the previews of each team. Britney is very confident her team can win!  Demi is solely responsible for CeCe Frey’s newly blond mane (in case you were wondering!) L.A. still hasn’t warmed up to the overs, if you ask me (poor red-headed step-children! Why even bother?) and Simon Cowell loves his groups.

Watch below.

Meet the Top 16

http://youtu.be/-908EORjSrM

Get Ready for Britney’s Teens!

Demi Transforms Her Young Adults

Simon’s Groups Gear Up for Live Shows

Over 25s: Winning Over L.A.

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  • Listening

    I’m not buying into LA actually believing in his category. You can see the distain/ resentment lurking behind his eyes. Here you have all these eager people to be mentored by him and he’s looking down on them b/c they’re old or not built. It’s annoying and wrong hr’s got to real good guys who are going far. Vino and David, especially Vino he’s awesome. It’s about vocals and connecting to a song these guys can do it. They shouldn’t be written off.

    It annoys me that when they do make it far in the competition they’re gonna have to attribute credit to LA, a guy who acted like a jerky baby when he got them.

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    I just wish LA will stop saying he was never keen on the Overs or that he hasn’t warmed up to them yet blah blah blah. Man, these “overs” have feelings too! It’s just written in stone that none of these peeps can win, why even bother singing?? Although I think out of of his category, David correy is most marketable and he’s not even old! He’s 26, same age as Bruno mars! Go overs! They are the underdogs- America loves them underdogs lol

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

    Is Demi trying to sabotage her own category? She made a monkey of them. Worst stylist ever.

  • Listening

    Okay I’ve got to say this b/c it bugs me everytime I see him. The tall blond guy from Emblem 3 has the ugliest mouth ever. It’s like tiny and fleshy at the same time. It doesn’t fit his head .It’s also this off putting flesh tone. I just don’t like it.

    WHEW! Feel a little better getting that off my chest.

  • wkstrack

    I think the Overs might last longer than what LA and maybe the other judges expect. Unless, he purposely busses his team every week badly. Last season Josh (who was an over) was runner up and almost won. And I do think that some of the XF audience share the same demo as Idol. Kinda. The talent seems better than last in all of the categories this season though. So we’ll have to see. I’m going back and forth on whether Demi will make a good mentor. Eh, the blonde dye job on Demi makes her look older than she actually is and kinda icy. OTOH,  putting that effort, etc with her team maybe she knows what she’s doing. It does seem like she’s actually taking time/effort. Demi was a good judge during auditions.

  • elliegrll

    I think that they expect the overs to last longer, because they know that these types of singers will appeal to the voting audience.  They are creating a storyline, so that it will feel more dramatic when those singers are the last ones standing.

  • wkstrack

    The overs being the underdogs?

  • Mateja Praznik

    The overs might last longer than expected. Or not. If TPTB make the “right” song and production choices, they could be done in a matter of weeks. LA Reid is the one that signs top finishers and as a major label executive he isn’t excited about any of the overs. At the same time he probably doesn’t want to lose all his acts in the first few weeks.

  • Klaine

    Too bad theres so much news with Sandy – and so many people in the Northeast without power -esp in part of the #1 market – and the elections that the XF might get lost.  Especially with them changing dates so much – and really didnt have a lot of up front promo.  Id think they wouldve had Khloe and Mario do some press together to drum up interest.  I did see Mario did a few shows although his main promotion was that he and his gal are going to be this new years eve nivea kiss couple (replacing E! guiliana)…Khloe hasnt been anywhere.  Maybe they want the surprise of chemistry but they could have sent Khloe out alone.  Its like people who dont follow blogs or news of this stuff wont even know and that could have been a reason to at least get people to watch this week.  I assume the Kardashian Jenners have been tweeting and facebooking up a storm to boost Khloe…I dont follow these people but knowing how much of fame whores they are, im pretty sure…(Kris even is now hocking a daytime talk show.  NOOOOO)

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

    I don’t know if he’s really worried. He has exclusivity to sign the other categories with Epic anyway. And they’ll probably gonna flop anyway, just like most of the “young and fresh” artists of his label are flopping.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “(Kris even is now hocking a daytime talk show.  NOOOOO)”

    FU*K NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That “meet the top 16″ video was entertaining. The contestants got to show a little personality and candid reactions.

    Right now, my favorites from each group are:

    Kids: Beatrice

    Young Adults: Jannel (I like her makeover)

    Overs: Vino

    Groups: don’t care lol

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

    Beatrice is super adorable in that video.  She might be able to charm people.  A far cry from how tense and stressed she was at judges houses.

  • http://www.facebook.com/masewallace Mase Wallace

    not feeling la’s additude towards the overs,not cool at all,these people are excited to work with you, at least you could pretend to do the same