After meltdowns and smackdowns, baseball rain delays and an early World Series win, The X Factor is back Wednesday night at 8/7c on Fox with its first live show. The judges have made their decisions and a fortunate 16 acts will hit the stage in Hollywood to sing or rap their way into voters' hearts and a shot at the $5 million prize.
Which judge's team is the best? Who is a future star? Who will fade into obscurity? TVGuide.com breaks down the contenders: