The X Factor Top 40 Revealed!

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By Shari Weiss


The “X Factor” Season 3 Top 40 was revealed on Wednesday.

The judges panel narrowed down the number of contestants from the initial auditions — more than 200 — to just 10 in each of this year’s categories: Boys, Girls, Over 25s, and Groups.

Early favorites like the blind and disabled Rion Paige and 14-year-old cutie Stone Martin both made the cut, as did standouts like 54-year-old grandma Lille McCloud and the Whitney Houston-like Ashly Williams.

There were some surprising eliminations, too, with subway singer Denise Weeks getting the boot.

Plus, in traditional “X Factor” fashion, the judges put nine of the eliminated contestants into three new groups.

It was also announced which batch of contestants each judge will mentor.

Check out the FULL Top 40 List + Mentor Assignments below!

Next week, the show will begin its first-ever “Four Chair Challenge,” in which the Top 40 will eventually be cut down to the Top 16, with four acts in each category.

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BOYS – Paulina Rubio

Carlito Olivero

Chase Goehring

Timmy Thames

Isaiah Alston

Tim Olstad

Al Calderon

Josh Levi

Isaac Tauaefa

Carlos Guevara

Stone Martin

GIRLS – Demi Lovato

Khaya Cohen

Bree Randall

Jamie Pineda

Simone Torres

Rion Paige

Danie Geimer

Rylie Brown

Primrose Martin

Ellona Santiago

Ashly Williams

OVER 25s – Kelly Rowland

Lillie McCloud

Jeff Brinkman

Rachel Potter

Kristine Mirelle

Victoria Carriger

James Kenney

Allison Davis

Denny Smith

Lorie Moore

Jeffrey Gutt

GROUPS – Simon Cowell


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