The X Factor USA Season 1 Live Performance & Elimination Recap 10/25/11

The X Factor USA Season 1 Update 10/25/11

It’s an all new episode of The X Factor tonight and they are planning on eliminating a total of five contestants. On last week’s episode of the show, 32 contestants were brought down to 17. If you’ve missed the action, check out our official recap.

After they perform, only three contestants in each category will go through to the Finals. L.A. Reid, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger will have to eliminate one contestant, while Simon Cowell will have to eliminate two.

It will be a tough decision for the judges, with all of the contestants showcasing some awesome talent. We’re covering the show LIVE!

The Boys – Mentored by L.A. Reid

Brian Bradley – Jump by Kriss Kross
Chris Rene – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore by Madonna
Phillip Lomax – Believer by The Monkees
Marcus Canty – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me by Culture Club

Our favorite: Brian Bradley
Eliminated: Phillip Lomax

Groups – Mentored by Paula Abdul

Stereo Hoggz – Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding
The Brewer Boys – Rich Girl by Hall & Oates, combined with Faith by George Michael
InTENsity – The Clapping Song and Footloose by Kenny Loggins
Lakoda Rayne – Come On Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners

Our favorite: Stereo Hoggz
Eliminated: The Brewer Boys

Over 30’s – Mentored by Nicole Scherzinger

Dexter Haygood – Womanizer by Britney Spears and I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry
Leroy Bell – Nobody Knows by Pink and Start Over Again by Dave Koz
Stacey Francis – Teacher by George Michael
Josh Krajcik – Forever Young by Bob Dylan

Our favorite: Tied between Stacey and Josh
Eliminated: Dexter Haygood

Girls – Mentored by Simon Cowell

Simone Battle – Just Be Good To Me by Deborah Cox
Rachel Crow – Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes and Baby by Justin Bieber
Drew Ryniewicz – Flashdance (What A Feeling) by Irene Cara
Tiah Tolliver – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by The Eurythmics
Melanie Amaro – I Have Nothing by Whitney Houston

Our favorite: Melanie Amaro
Double Elimination: Tiah Tolliver and Simone Battle

Stay tuned for the top twelve contestants as they perform on Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

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