After countless auditions, boot camp, judges’ houses and being bumped by a MLB playoff game due to a rain delay, we FINALLY have The X Factor Season 2’s Top 16 acts. Finally doesn’t even begin to describe this moment. It definitely feels like forever since we began this journey.

Even though most of the acts were revealed last week thanks to Canada airing most of the episode, tonight’s show provided a couple of surprises, especially in the Groups category. The spoilers almost correctly picked the Top 16. The X Factor returns next week on November 1st for the first live show. Hopefully, that show is a wild card one because I want one particular act back in the competition. Find out who and get your first look at the Top 16’s makeover photos below.

L.A. Reid – Overs

Strongest: David Correy

When L.A. Reid learned he was mentoring the Overs, he was pissed. I don’t blame him. He definitely has the weakest (and probably least likable) group of the bunch. David Correy is the only one I remotely like. He’s the lovechild of Bruno Mars and Travie McCoy, don’t you think? It’s kinda funny how Reid’s entire team is all men, just like his category last year. Personally, I would’ve swapped out Tate Stevens, Jason Brock or Vino Alan for Daryl Black. Speaking of swaps, where the hell was Panda Ross since the auditions. She would’ve rocked this category.

David Correy

Age: 27
Hometown: Riva, MD.

Tate Stevens

Age: 37
Hometown: Raymore, MO.

Jason Brock

Age: 35
Hometown: San Francisco, CA.

Vino Alan

Age: 40
Hometown: Laquey, MO.

Britney Spears – Teens

Strongest: Beatrice Miller

Britney hands down has the strongest category of the bunch. All three girls are power vocalists with Arin Ray being a strong contender to dominate the teen girl vote. If I was a teen girl, I’d be power text voting all over that. While Diamond White and Carly Rose Sonenclar are receiving most of the hype, I’m rooting for Beatrice Miller. Doesn’t she look like the girl version of Jack McFarland’s son on Will & Grace?

Beatrice Miller

Age: 13
Hometown: Maplewood, NJ.

Carly Rose Sonenclar

Age: 13
Hometown: Westchester, NY.

Arin Ray

Age: 17
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH.

Diamond White

Age: 13
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA.

Demi Lovato – Young Adults

Strongest: Jennel Garcia

HOW IN THE HELL DID JILLIAN JENSEN NOT ADVANCE TO THE LIVE SHOWS?!?!?!? I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she’s part of Simon Cowell’s master plan like Melanie Amaro last year. Here’s hoping there’s a wild card round and she’s a part of it.

I like Willie Jones and Paige Thomas but they’re out of their league vocally. Speaking of the latter, if I hear Rihanna’s “California King Bed” playing in the background one more time during one of her packages, I’m going to scream. Why is X Factor trying to push the Rihanna comparison so hard? WTF is up with that gold armor contraption in her makeover pic? Be sure to check out CeCe’s photos as well. I’m not sure how I feel about the blond dye job. Jennel Garcia will, and should, be the last standing from this group. She looks stunning in her makeover photos.

Jennel Garcia

Age: 18
Hometown: Rochester, MA.

CeCe Frey

Age: 21
Hometown: Decatur, IL.

Paige Thomas

Age: 22
Hometown: San Antonio, TX.

Willie Jones

Age: 18
Hometown: Shreveport, LA.

Simon Cowell – Groups

Strongest: LYLAS

Based on all the spoilers, Sister C was a non factor. Most had PLAYBACK or Dope Crisis making it instead of the sister country trio. Even their editing had me thinking they were going to get the boot. Personally, I’m glad they’re through. They killed it during their performance at Cowell’s “home”. Like last year, Simon once again has a strong group. I can definitely see all of them doing well. At least, much better than all of Paula Abdul’s groups last year. If they chose the right songs, I can see LYLAS (love you like a sister) doing really well. Are they the female answer to Cowell’s One Direction?


Members: Dean Chadwick (20), Keaton Stromberg (16) and Wesley Stromberg (18)
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA.


Members: Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Normani Hamilton, Dinah Jane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui


Members: Julien Joseph, Jemelle Joseph and Lyric-Bianca Barnes

Sister C

Members: Celbi Manchaca (18) Carli Rayne(19) and Ryan Manchaca (21)
Hometown: Austin, TX.

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Who do you think is going to win X Factor this season? My money is on either Jennel Garcia, Beatrice Miller, LYLAS or Diamond White taking it. How about you?