The X Factor Sweet 16 Finalists Revealed

The X Factor Sweet 16 Finalists Revealed
From left: Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid
Nino Munoz/FOX

updated 10/24/2012 at 10:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/24/2012 10:45AM

Meet the sweet 16!

With The X Factor's much-anticipated live premiere set for Nov. 4, the celebrity mentors on FOX's singing competition are already promising surprises – and a fiercely competitive second season.

All 16 acts will perform Nov. 1 on a 2½-hour live show, hosted by Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez.

Team Britney Spears features the show's youngest contestants, including finalists Beatrice Miller, 13, of Maplewood, N.J.; Arin Ray, 17, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Carly Rose Sonenclar, 13, of Westchester, N.Y., and Diamond White, 13, of Los Angeles.



Spears, who said her decision on finalists was tough, was already in a fighting spirit to win. "I do believe I have the winner, so watch out Simon!" she said to fellow judge Simon Cowell.



Demi Lovato's group, the young adults ages 17-24, includes: Cece Frey, 21, of Decatur, Ill.; Jennel Garcia, 18, of Rochester, Mass.; Willie Jones, 18, of Shreveport, La.; and Paige Thomas, 22, of San Antonio, Texas.

The Over 25s group, mentored by L.A. Reid, is made up of Vino Alan, 40, Laquey, Mo.; Jason Brock 35, of San Francisco; David Correy, 27, of Riva, Md.; and Tate Stevens, 37, of Raymore, Mo.

Cowell, who will lead the groups category, calls his team "great artists." They include: Emblem3, featuring Drew Chadwick, Keaton Stromberg and Wesley Stromberg; LYLAS, featuring Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Normani Hamilton, Dinah Jane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui; Lyric 145, including Jemelle Joseph, Julien Joseph and Lyric Da Queen; and Sister C, featuring Carli Rayne Manchaca, Ceibi Manchaca and Cirby Ryan Manchaca.

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