The X Factor Top 40 Revealed!
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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“X FACTOR” SEASON 3 2013 TOP 40
BOYS – Paulina Rubio
GIRLS – Demi Lovato
OVER 25s – Kelly Rowland
GROUPS – Simon Cowell
Yellow House Canyon
Alex & Sierra
Andrew Scholz, Zach Beeken, Colton Pack put together in a male country group
Millie Thrasher, Summer Reign, Celine Polenghi put together in a girl group
Emery Kelly and brother duo put together in a boy band