'The X Factor' USA 2013 Season 3: Simon Cowell's Groups Vy For Top 4 Spots In Final Four Chair Challenge; Top 16 To Be Revealed (VIDEO)
The Four Chair Challenge will continue on The X Factor USA when Simon Cowell selects the top 4 out of his final 10 group acts on Thursday.
All 10 of Cowell's acts will battle it out as best as they can to become one of Cowell's final four acts on Oct. 10.
Cowell's top 10 groups that will compete tonight are:
Yellow House Canyon
Alex & Sierra
Andrew Scholz, Zach Beeken, Colton Pack (put together in a male country group)
Millie Thrasher, Summer Reign, Celine Polenghi (put together in a girl group)
Emery Kelly and brother duo (put together in a boy band)
Paulina Rubio's final four Boys acts were announced on Wednesday. Last week, Kelly Rowland and Demi Lovato picked their final four contestants.
Rubio's final four Boys are: Carlito Rivera, Carlos Guevera, Josh Levi and Tim Olstad.
Lovato's final four "Girls" acts are: Rion Paige, Khaya Cohen, Danielle Geimer, and Ellona Santiago.
Rowland's final four "Over 25" contestants are: Jeff Gutt, Rachel Potter, James Kenney, Lillie McCloud
After Cowell selects hi final four "groups" acts, all 16 final acts will be announced by Lopez and will compete against each other on the live shows.
Host Mario Lopez explained the rules of the final four chair challenge last week. He announced that after each act finishes their performance, they will learn if they are "safe" or if they are eliminated from a chance to land a final four spot.
"4 chairs, 10 acts, but who will be left at the end?" Lopez asked the crowd on Oct. 2.
Lopez explained that "category-by-category, one-by-one," the acts will perform. Then, their mentor must decide whether or not to give them a seat or send them straight home. Even if the act is told they are "safe" if another act in the same category outperforms them, the prior act can still be eliminated.
"Nobody will be safe until the end," Cowell warned that night.
The X Factor's Four Chair Challenge concludes on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. EST/7 Central on Fox.