The X Factor Top 17 wa chosen by a judging panel comprised of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, LA Reid and Nicole Scherzinger. These are the contestants that the judges will take to the live shows. They were selected during this week’s episode of The X Factor.
The Top 17 contestants will all perform live on Tuesday, October 25 at 8/7c on Fox. It’s then up to the judges alone to decide which contestants will become the top finalists. These top finalists will then take sing live on stage and in front of a (hopefully) massive TV audience on Wednesday, November 2 at 8/7c on Fox. That is when they will perform for America’s vote for the first time and you can finally have your say about this year’s very first crop of X Factor USA hopefuls.
Take a look at all The X Factor Top 17 finalists in our gallery of their official promo shoot below (photos courtesy of Fox TV.) Are they at least shaping up to look like pop stars? Have you picked your favorite(s) from what you’ve seen of the contestants so far?