The X Factor Final 16 Revealed
The judges have each named their four acts for the live shows…
Last night's (Sunday 02 October) edition of The X Factor saw the judges announce the final 16 contestants in this year's series.
The Judges' Houses episode saw Gary Barlow pick Craig Colton, Marcus Collins, James Michael and Frankie Cocozza for the Boys, eliminating Luke Lucas, Max Vickers, Joe Cox and John Wilding.
Kelly Rowland, mentor of the Girls category, picked Janet Devlin, Amelia Lily, Misha Bryan and Sophie Habibis, and dropped Jade Richards, Holly Repton, Melanie McCabe and Sarah Watson.
Louis Walsh picked Kitty Brucknell, Johnny Robinson, Jonjo Kerr and Goldie Cheung (later replaced by Samantha Brookes after she quit the show), and let Joseph Gilligan, Terry Winstanley and Carolynne Poole go.
Finally Tulisa Contostavlos, who is mentoring the groups, chose The Risk, 2 Shoes, Nu Vibe and Rhythmix and dropped Girl V Boy, The Lovettes and Estrella.
The X Factor is back for a special two-and-a-half hour episode next Saturday (08 October), where the Top 16 will sing live for the first time before facing the first round of eliminations the next day, Sunday 09 October.