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We start at Kalabaw where they say Denise needs a break from going to TC. She’s been to every tribal thus far and if she makes Merge then she’ll most likely be going to every Tribal this season. Jeff Kent says that it wasn’t the time to vote out Penner and that he hopes he can get to Penner before Penner turns on him. Penner thinks Jeff and him have a trust but knows he needs to keep his eyes and ears open since there was a vote against him.
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Jim Cantiello returns to the web-only X Factor Pepsi Pre-Show Live as digital correspondent. Jesse Giddings and Adrienne Bailon join as hosts (who?). The Pre-Show airs on thexfactorusa.com, pepsi.com and on The Xtra Factor app at 7/6 pm. It will repeat at 10/9c pm. X Factor alum, Rachel Crow and choreographer, Brian Friedman will drop by.
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.
Watch a preview of each group after the jump.