'X Factor' to Eliminate 5 Contestants on First Live Show

There was an expectation that Simon Cowell’s choice to add a 17th finalist in Melanie Amarowould throw The X Factor eliminations off a bit. L.A. Reid recently theorized that the extra finalist would cause two contestants to be eliminated instead of just one on an upcoming show. But, the competition dropped a bomb on fans via Twitter.

"Breaking news!" the show tweeted Sunday evening. "5 of the 17 acts will be eliminated by the judges on 10/25. Find who's out at 8/7C on FOX!"

So, that means that we’ll be saying goodbye to almost a third of the contestants in one fell swoop on Tuesday’s live show. All 17 artists will take the stage and perform in front of a live studio audience. Then, the judges will eliminate five performers. Read More...



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