Tonight on THE X FACTOR was the end of the four-chair challenge round and the 16 finalists were revealed. Simon said about the four-chair challenge round, “This is a brand new section of the show and we had no idea what to expect when we filmed it.”
In the Four Chair Challenge, contestants who impress the judges will be given a chair on the new “X”-shaped stage, and the others will be sent home. But just because they get a chair, it doesn’t mean they are safe. Each judge has the choice to replace one of his/her already seated acts with a new act, or send that act straight home, upping the emotion and drama to new heights.
Here are the final 16 finalists: Final Four Group Acts (Simon Cowell): Restless Road; Sweet Suspense; Alex & Sierra and Roxxy Montana. Final Four Boy Contestants (Paulina Rubio): Carlos Guevara; Carlito Olivero; Tim Olstad. Final Four Girl Contestants (Demi Lovato): Khaya Cohen; Danielle Geimer; Rion Paige and Ellona Santiago. Final Four Over 25 Contestants (Kelly Rowland): Jeff Gutt; Rachel Potter; James Kenney and Lillie McCloud.
Now that we have the final 16, the season’s first LIVE show, will air on a special night, Tuesday, Oct. 29 from8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and the Top 16 will perform.