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X Factor to air special live episode to choose top finalists

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Written by : published Tuesday 25th October 2011

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The X Factor will air on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 with a special live episode as the 17 finalists battle it out for the first time.  This marks the first live episode and will air for 2 ½ hours from 8:00 pm until 10:30 pm.  Following the live performances will be a special two hour episode on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, where the top finalists are named.  That show will air from 8:00 pm t0 10:00 pm, ET.

There are several early favorites in the competition and during last week’s episode, Simon Cowell made a surprise visit to contestant Melanie Amaro after failing to select her for the live rounds.  The 17 contestants battling for the top spot include the following:

  • Melanie Amaro
  • Simone Battle
  • Rachel Crow
  • Drew Ryniewicz
  • Tiah Tolliver
  • Astro
  • Marcus Canty
  • Phillip Lomax
  • Chris Rene
  • LeRoy Bell
  • Stacy Francis
  • Dexter Haygood
  • Josh Karjcik
  • The Brewer Boys
  • InTENsity
  • LaKoda Rayne
  • The Stereo Hogzz

Melanie Amaro released a statement after Simon Cowell made a surprise visit to her home to invite her back to the show.  She stated, “It was really big, as well as shocking, because the many years I’ve watched Simon, he has never done something like that.  I feel very honored that he came to my home to ask me to come back on the show.  The whole process is just mind boggling.  It’s so amazing.”

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