We’re down to the final 12 contestants on ‘The X Factor’ — and since we’ve made it this far with these amazing singers, it’s time to learn more about them, don’t you think?
The competition on the X Factor was narrowed down to 12 performers on Oct. 29 during the first live show of the season. It was seriously heated — so it’s time to take a closer look at the contestants who will be performing live again next week!
Meet The Final 12 ‘X-Factor’ Contestants
Here are the Top 12 contestants who will be performing during another live show on Nov. 6!
Ellona Santiago, 17, was born in the Philippines and is from California. She absolutely brought her A game to her last performance, giving pitch-perfect rendition of “Til The World Ends.” Demi Lovato even called her a “true diva!”
Rion Paige, 13, is from Jacksonville, Fla. She has a disease called arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, which has caused permanent damage to her arms. She sang “Skyscraper” to perfection — and Simon Cowell even agreed that it was an amazing choice.
Khaya Cohen,16, is a true-blue New York City gal, and has been empowered by music her whole life! I loved the ’60s feel of her soulful rendition of “Mercy.”
Carlos Guevara,16, is from South Carolina and has Tourette’s syndrome. However, he sang ”Don’t You Worry Child,” showing off his style!
Carlito Olivero, 24, is Puerto Rican and Mexican, and hails from Chicago. He brought the spice with ”Maria, Maria,” and had backup dancers slithering and shimmying to the beat.
Tim Olstad, 24, has parents who are both music teachers! That explains her clear, powerful voice.
Lillie McCloud, 54, has three children and is a grandma! Her rendition of “When A Man Loves A Woman” made Kelly Rowland claim that Lillie is the “best vocalist” in the competition, and I agree.
Jeff Gutt, 37, is a single father from Detroit. He sang a rock-star rendition of “Try” had the judges loving his different approach to the song, and I did too.
Rachel Potter, 29, is a bartender who has always wanted to be a country singer. She sang a heartfelt rendition of “I Hope You Dance,” and her tasteful arrangement made Paulina Rubio call it “brilliant!”
Sweet Suspense was created by none other than Simon! They let their pop vibe shine with a really cool “I Love It” arrangement, and truly entertained the crowd.
Alex and Sierra, both 22, are from Daytona Beach, Fla. They performed a really cool, acoustic version of “Blurred Lines.”
Restless Road was also formed by Simon! They closed the show with a country version of “Roar” that sent the audience into a frenzy.
Who’s YOUR favorite Top 12 contestant, HollywoodLifers? Vote and let us know!
WATCH: Ellona Santiago Sings ‘Til The World Ends’ On The ‘X Factor’
— Ivy Jacobson
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