The X Factor Picks Its Final 12 Acts

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Fox talent competition again on Tuesday with live performances in the first place, 2 hours of presentation that is running as producers squeezed all shares remaining 17 comments judge Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and LA Reid. Poor presenter Steve Jones seemed stressed when they rushed into the night together. But in the end, make your time, and act on 17 cut to 12.

Read on to find out who makes the cut - and was sent home:

L. A. Reid and the boys:

Hip-hop Brooklyn boy wonder Brian "Astro" Bradley, 15, was the first act to go on stage and perform wonderful and perfect version of Kris Kross of "Jump". "You just killed everyone," said Simon, before moving to Los Angeles to say, "If this guy did not qualify for the final literally insane. "He did, as happy and René Chris Marcus," born at that time, "Nicole. Singer Phillip Lomax was the first contestant to be sent home tonight.

"It's a shame that LA will be sent home tonight, but I'm very happy to be here in the first place," said Lomax. "I hope my future is possible."

Paula Abdul and groups:

Mentors have a unique challenge with two intensity Lakoda groups and Rayne, which was formed during the competition. But both made it through the first 12. LA Rayne said Lakoda sign in place after she sang the pop-country version of "Come On Eileen". Commits Simon: "Now there is a gap in the market for a team like you," he said. Intensity, with 10 younger members, is also impressive as they sing called Simon, Stereo Hogzz "Nothing less than the magic of music", "free". -. A well that "classic and contemporary" R & B act, according to Nicole - also made it through, which means that children in California Brewer brothers, who sing in mass-ups "rich woman" Hall & Oates and "Faith" by George Michael, sent home.

"It exceeded my expectations," says Paula's brother. "I think you both. And have a career going. "

Nicole Scherzinger and 30 more:

Dexter Haygood Sang surprising mash-up 'Womanizer' by Britney Spears and Katy Perry "I Kissed a Girl." Said Simon, the combination of 49 years is a soul singer performed hits like "Shake strangest in the world but I quite liked the taste. "Nicole is a shame to say goodbye to Dexter, who said he was" somewhat surprised "by his decision. Go through the exhibition is the oldest participant, LeRoy Bell, 60, stay at home mom Stacy Francis, 42, and the burrito maker Josh Krajcik, which gets some of the best albums of the night. "His voice is the voice of my favorites, I've heard in the last decade," says Paula him. Stacy has a hard time with Simon calling it a "church singer" and suggests that his voice would be "a huge change."

"It is my dream of becoming a pop star," he said shortly before being put through.

Simon Cowell and Girls:

The final night, singers who had five instead of four, beginning with Simone Verde, which delivers performance with a group of sexy back-up dancers. Los Angeles, Paula and Nicole, obviously impressed, but saved his harshest criticism of his mentor. "You're a pop star," says Simon, defending himself. On the other hand, the beautiful Rachel Crow, 15, received universal praise. Paula suggested to the presidency because it was so fun. Drew (Simon said that under the hard-spell last name), 14, also a favorite of the night. "That's why I want to return to U.S. television," says Simon Drew, "to find someone like you."

Tiah Tolliver is a hard act to follow and carry out an intense version of "Sweet Dream (Are Made of This)". "If it's sweet dream I hate to think what's scary," Nicole says. Finally, Melanie Amaro, who was sent home before Simon acknowledged their mistakes and make it real, appearing to invite Florida home again, to take home. "Really the best for last because, honey, you're incredible," said Angeles.

Although Simon, told the hardest decision she had to send two contestants home, seems an obvious choice to keep Drew, Rachel and Melanie, while Tiah and Simone was sent home.

The X Factor next week with more live performances on Wednesday (8:00 ET) and an episode of elimination on Thursday (08:00 am).