The official Twitter page for ‘TheXFactorUSA’ just tweeted the following message within the past hour:
‘As we prepare to go from 17 to 12, fans react… but as the saying goes, The first cut is the deepest!’
According to the show’s website, the judges will cut 5 acts at the end of the night tomorrow. The remaining 12 contestants will be the ones to face America’s votes from next week onward.
Avid Flint area ‘X Factor’ fan V. Hulet doesn’t like the new development. She told me moments ago, ‘It doesn’t seem fair. We all thought the live shows meant America decides from now on. It looks like one of our favorites may possibly go before we have anything to say about it.’
All 17 acts will definitely have to bring their A game tomorrow. After Simon Cowell’s apology was delivered to Melanie Amaro last week, it seemed the talented 19-year-old was given a second chance. However, with this new twist, Amaro could leave as quickly as she returned.
So far, the show and its judges have delivered a hugely talented pool of 17 acts from thousands of initial auditions. It is bound to be difficult for anyone to send more than a third of the acts from this remaining group home in one night.
Will Flint area favorites Stacy Francis, Chris Rene, Drew Ryniewicz and Melanie Amaro escape the judges’ final knife this Tuesday? Which top 17 act do you hope gets saved? Do you think the judges’ final elimination is fair?
Also according to ‘The X Factor’ website, you can vote for your favorite of the remaining Top 12 contestants in the following 5 ways:
- Toll-free voting over the telephone.
- Verizon SMS/text voting
- Online at www.thexfactorusa.com via your Facebook account
- Twitter direct message voting for Twitterers who follow @TheXFactorUSA
- Verizon touch voting via the XTra Factor app for Verizon subscribers with an Android device
Please note: Online and Twitter voting are each limited to 50 votes per account user, per show.
Remember: Don’t assume anyone is safe. You have to vote for your favorites to do your part to keep them on the show.
Tune into ‘The X Factor’ in Flint on WSMH FOX66 at 8 PM tomorrow night for the 2 ½ hour extravaganza that will ultimately result in 5 acts going home.