All the X Factor USA Top 17 will perform live for the first time on Tuesday, October 25 at 8/7c on Fox.
Each judge chose four acts to take through to the live shows following the Judges’ Houses stage, although Cowell later realized he had made a mistake in sending Melanie Amaro home and invited her to join his girls category as a fifth act.
Now Simon Cowell, LA Reid, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger must all choose one of their acts to be eliminated the following night. The results of that decision will be seen on TV on Wednesday, October 26.
Simon Cowell will have to select from Melanie Amaro, Tiah Tolliver, Drew Ryniewicz, Rachel Crow and Simone Battle.
L. A. Reid will have to reject one of his boys (Chris Rene, Astro, Marcus Canty and Phillip Lomax.)
Paula Abdul will need to eliminate one of the groups (Brewer Boys, inTENsity, Lakoda Rayne and Stereo Hoggz), while Nicole Scherzinger will have to dump one of the over 30s (Stacy Francis, Josh Krajcik, Dexter Haygood and LeRoy Bell).
The remaining 12 contestants in the X Factor USA will perform live for America’s votes for the first time on Wednesday, November 2 at 8/7c on Fox.
The first live results show will air the following night.
The show’s winner will receive a $5 million recording contract and the chance to appear in a Pepsi Super Bowl commercial.
The X Factor USA continues Tuesday, October 25 at 8/7c on Fox.