It’s the final night of auditions on Fox’s Season 3 of The X Factor. Just to refresh your memories, the new categories this season include: Boys, Girls, Over 25’s and Groups.
Before the Top 40 was revealed, there was one audition that captured our undivided attention tonight.
Mother of eight Victoria Carriger gave a captivating performance of Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway.”
Simon said that he was not expecting that at all. He explained how he could understand her story from her performance.
Paulina commended Carriger for her raspy voice and explained how she could feel the pain and love she has for her family.
Demi says, “That was so unique. I could feel the pain in your voice.”
Vicotria ended up getting 4 yes’s by the judges!
Once the auditions were over, Simon explained how there would be no boot camp this year. Instead, the judges would pick 10 contestants from each category of Boys, Girls, Over 25’s and Groups.
The Top 40 will then compete in the next round of competition called the “4 chair challenge.”
Here are the Top 40 Contestants:
Girls, who will be mentored by Demi Lovato
2) Bree Randall
3) Rion Paige Thompson
4) Hannah Johnson
5) Ashley Williams
6) Khaya Cohen
7) Jamie Pineda
8) Danie Geimer
9) Ellona Rano Santiago
10) Simone Torres
Boys, who will be mentored by Paulina Rubio
2) Devin Guisande
3) Al Calderon
4) Isaac Tauaefa
5) Timmy Thames
6) Chase Goehring
7) Carlito Olivero
8) Tim Olstad
9) Carlos Guevara
10) Stone Martin
Groups, who will be mentored by Simon Cowell
2) Good News
3) Yellow House Canyon
4) Alex & Sierra
5) RoXxy Montana
6) WiLD THiNGZ
7) Girls United
8) Country Boy band made by the judges (Andrew Scholz, Colton Pack, Zach Beeken)
9) Boy band made by judges (Emery Kelly and two brothers)
10) Girl Group made by judges (Celine Polenghi, Millie Thrasher, and Summer Reign)
Over 25’s, who will be mentored by Kelly Rowland
1) Lillie McCloud
2) Jeff Brinkman
3) Rachel Potter
4) Kristine Mirelle
5) Victoria Carriger
6) James Kenney
7) Allison Davis
8) Denny Smith
9) Lorie Moore
10) Jeffrey Adam Gutt
Are you happy with the Top 40 contestants? Do you think the judges are mentoring the right categories? We personally were hoping Kelly Rowland would mentor the groups, being that she was a member of Destiny’s Child— one of the most successful girl groups! Let us know what you think in the comments section below!
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