The X Factor Judges
The X Factor had its first live performance elimination show Thursday night, with each judge choosing one of their protégés to send home, narrowing the field down to 12.
The setup for the evening was that each judge designated two of their four contestants "safe," requiring the remaining pair to each perform live to stay in the competition. Unfortunately, the sing-offs were an overall snoozefest, with nearly all the contestants choosing to perform ballads (or at least ballad-ish versions of more upbeat songs) as they faced elimination, so as to truly show off their vocal talents. (For viewers who couldn't experience the excitement of live performances, that meant two hours of adult contemporary shlock.)
Read on to find out which frontrunner was shockingly eliminated.
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The X Factor
The X Factor returned with its first live show Wednesday night, which featured the Top 16 contestants performing songs with the theme "Made in America" in front of the judges and America. The episode also marked the introduction of new co-hosts Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian.
Lopez, who has hosted before and is a correspondent for Extra, predictably held his own, but Kardashian has a long way to go before proving that she was the right choice for the job. Other than calling Simon Cowell "sexy" repeatedly, and awkwardly putting Demi Lovato on the spot to identify which individual member of one group Lovato thought stood out, Kardashian had little to offer in the way of commentary. (Though it's likely many viewers were too distracted by her extremely low-cut top to pay much attention to what she was saying.)
Read on to find out how the Top 16 contestants fared, see what prompted tensions between Cowell and L.A. Reid, and find out which judge made Fox happy for live tape delays!
The X Factor
After meltdowns and smackdowns, baseball rain delays and an early World Series win, The X Factor is back Wednesday night at 8/7c on Fox with its first live show. The judges have made their decisions and a fortunate 16 acts will hit the stage in Hollywood to sing or rap their way into voters' hearts and a shot at the $5 million prize.
Which judge's team is the best? Who is a future star? Who will fade into obscurity? TVGuide.com breaks down the contenders:
No one would ever accuse X Factor judge Simon Cowell of lacking confidence, but the reality show mogul believes without a doubt that one of his protégés in the Groups category will win this season of the singing competition.
"The groups are a million times better than last year," Cowell said on a conference call Tuesday. "Some of them I could really, really see having a big future outside this competition."
The X Factor
The X Factor made up for last week's truncated episode (which was cut off prematurely due to a lengthy rain delay in baseball's National League Championship Series) with a special Tuesday night installment this week, with Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell revealing which finalists they would be taking to the live competitions beginning on Nov. 1.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
After a 10-month engagement, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel tied the knot Friday in southern Italy, People reports.
Demi Lovato and Jennel Garcia
This is it. The X Factor judges have seen everything they need to see and now they're ready to officially kick the singers out of their houses. Will these young (-ish, in some cases) hopefuls go home or advance to the live shows? Due to a rather lengthy rain delay and wonky baseball programming, here's (some of) the results:
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Demi Lovato, Willie Jones
Now that The X Factor hopefuls have performed at the judges' homes, it's time to take the next step: live shows. But first, each of the mentors will have to eliminate two singers from their respective teams on Wednesday (8/7c, Fox).
Who deserves to ascend The X Factor stage? Who should give their vocal cords a rest? Before Simon & Co. make their crucial decisions and the requisite tears flow, we at TVGuide.com are offering up our predictions on who will make the Top 16:
Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez
After months of speculation, Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez have officially been named the new hosts of The X Factor, Fox announced Tuesday.
Report: Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez tapped to host The X Factor
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