X Factor – The 12 Are Chosen – VIDEO

While Simon Cowell celebrated his 50th birthday this weekend, his UK talent show, the X Factor aired its Judges’ Houses episodes.

Saturday night, the Top 24 sang for their respective mentors, literally all over the world, then on Sunday, the 24 were whittled down to 12.

After the jump, check out who made the cut.   I also linked the finalists to their Judges’ Houses auditions so you get a feel for who they are.

There’s a nicely organized list of videos HERE.   Clips from tonight’s eliminations are posted. The cute American from Chicago didn’t make it, and True Colorz were disqualified because one of their members was underage.

Also, the Guardian recaps both shows HERE.

I haven’t had the chance to watch these clips yet, but those of you who have, what do you think?   Do you agree with the eliminations or not?

Boys (16-24) Mentored by Cheryl Cole (Judges’ House in Morocco)
Joseph McElderry
Lloyd Daniels
Rikki Loney

Girls (16-24) Mentored by Dannii Minogue (Judges’ House in Dubai)
Lucie Jones
Stacey Soloman
Rachel Adedeji

Over 25 ‘ Mentored by Simon Cowell (Judges House’ in Los Angeles)
Danyl Johnson
Jamie Archer
Olly Murs

Groups ‘ Mentored by Louis Walsh (Judges House’ in Italy)
John and Edward Grimes
Kandy Rain
Miss Frank

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