From left: Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid
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.