'The X Factor' 2013 Season 3, Episode 11: Top 12 To Be Chosen By Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell, Kelly Rowland & Paulina Rubio (VIDEO)
The X Factor's top 12 acts will be announced after the top 16 acts perform tonight.
The top 16 were announced following the conclusion of the new Four Chair Challenge on Oct. 10.
During the Four Chair Challenge, each act finished their performance, then learned if they were "safe" or were eliminated. Even when told they were safe immediately following their performance, they still faced being eliminated if another group outperformed them afterward.
When episode 9 aired on Oct. 10, judge Simon Cowell selected the top 4 out of his final 10 group acts as the Four Chair Challenge ended. Judge Demi Lovato was forced to make swaps and eliminate singers she had previously expressed were her favorites during episode 8. Several contestants surprised the Glee guest actress and performed better than previous weeks.
Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio made their final four contestant picks the first week the Final Four Challenge was introduced the week before.
Here is the list of the top 16 acts that will compete tonight during the live shows:
Cowell's final four GROUPS:
Alex & Sierra
Paulina Rubio final four BOYS acts:
Demi Lovato's final four GIRLS acts:
Kelly Rowland's final four OVER 25 acts:
The X Factor season 3 airs on Wednesday & Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on FOX. The live shows will return on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. EST on FOX
Watch the top 16 acts share who their celebrity crushes are here.