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'The X Factor': Meet the Top 16

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The wait is over, if you’ve been waiting. The X Factor has chosen its Top 16 — four each for Kelly Rowland’s Over 25’s, Paulina Rubio’s Boys, Demi Lovato’s Girls, and Simon Cowell’s Groups. Watch each hopeful singer or group (though the correct-in-many-ways term on The X Factor is “act”) tell their “15-Second Life Stories” in some exclusive clips below.

SPOILERS ahead! The Top 16 acts to advance are….

The Over 25’s: Rachel Potter, Jeff Gutt, Lillie McCloud, James Kenney



The Boys: Carlito Olivero, Carlos Guevara, Tim Olstad, Josh Levi



The Girls: Rion Paige, Danie Geimer, Khaya Cohen, Ellona Santiago



The Groups: Alex & Sierra, Roxxy Montana, Sweet Suspense, Restless Road



Happy with season 3’s Top 16? Discuss!