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‘The X Factor’ Recap: The Judges’ Top 16 Announcement Is Cut Short

Wed, October 17, 2012 11:42pm EDT by 9 Comments
X Factor Top 16
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Sadly, we only got a glimpse at the top 16 due to a baseball rain delay — but at least we found out who Britney & L.A. picked!

After a nice 45-minute delay due to a baseball game (or something), The X Factor picked right back up Oct. 17 with the judges’ choices for the live shows. Too bad the show was also later cut short, leaving us wondering who actually made the top 16. Grrr!

Britney Spears and her Avril Lavigne hair went first, and she pretty much said the same thing to every contestant: You need to have the “whole package.” It was no big surprise that Diamond White, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Arin Ray and Beatrice Miller were put through to the live shows, while Reed Deming and rapper James Tanner were sent packing. I really couldn’t help myself; I had to laugh when Britney smiled as she said, “You’re going home, sweetie.” Oh, Brit. You funny.

L.A. Reid went next, and reminded us all that if you’re over 25, you’re life is pretty much over. (Sucks for me.) “This is their very last chance,” he said. Luckily, he did seem to get it right by choosing David Correy, Jason Brock, Tate Stevens and Vino Alan as his final four. I even teared up during Tate’s “yes.” Those damn Rascall Flatts get me every time! Meanwhile, Daryl Black and crazy-pants Tara Simon were eliminated from the competition — and I wasn’t too sad about it.

That’s when we were supposed to see Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell make their choices, but the feed cut out right after Demi told Jennel Garcia and Willie Jones they were going through.

Thanks a lot, baseball. THANKS.

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Who else made it to the live shows? Feel free to air out your frustrations in the comments!

— Sharon Tharp

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