After three grueling rounds of auditions, judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and L.A. Reid have picked their top singers who will compete for the $5 million prize on The X Factor. Each judge has a specific group of contestants that they will mentor through out the rest of the show.
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The 2011 X Factor contestants are:
Simon's Group (Girls)
-Melanie Amaro, 19, Coral Springs, FL/Sunrise, FL
-Simone Battle, 22, Los Angeles, CA
-Rachel Crow, 13, Burbank, CA
-Drew Ryniewicz, 14, Chino Valley, AZ
-Tiah Tolliver, 20, Bremerton, WA
L.A.'s Group (Boys)
-Astro, 15, Brooklyn, NY
-Marcus Canty, 20, Bowie, MD
-Phillip Lomax, 22, Seattle, WA
-Chris Rene, 28, Santa Cruz, CA
Nicole's Group (Over 30s)
-LeRoy Bell, 60, Tacoma, WA
-Stacy Francis, 42, Los Angeles, CA
-Dexter Haygood, 49, Chicago, IL
-Josh Krajcklk, 30, Columbus, OH
Paula's Group (Groups)
-The Brewer Boys: Justin, 17, and Nathan Brewer, 14, Temecula, CA
-InTENsity (pictured above): Nick Dean, 15, Rochester, NY; Francesca Duncan, 17, Brockport, NY; John Lindahl, 15, Travuco Canyon, CA; Emily Michalak,13, Pine Brook, NJ; Austin Percario, 15, Warren, NJ; Arin Ray, 16, Cincinnati, OH; Lauren Ashley Redmond, 17, DeSoto, TX; Ellona Santiago, 15, San Lorenzo, CA; Ma'at Bingham Shango, 12, Houston, TX; Emily Wilson, 15, Warren, NJ
-Lakoda Rayne: Cari Fletcher, 17, Wall Township, NJ; Dani Knights, 22, Santa Clarita, CA; Paige Ogle, 18, Baltimore, MD; Hayley Orrantia, 17, Highland Village, TX
-The Stereo Hogzz: Kregg Gibson (aka KG), 25; Jonathan Glenn (aka Jon Glenn), 25; George Jenkins III (aka Trae Badd), 25; Leeland Stephenson (aka Trace Kennedy), 24; Justin Williams (aka Just'n), 25; all from Houston, TX
The next episode of The X Factor airs Tuesday, October 25 from 8 - 10:30 p.m. on FOX.
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