Last night on the X Factor USA the season’s top 17 battled it out for the judges’ approval and a spot in the remaining Top 12 performers for the live shows.

X Factor InTENsity

Each of the four judges had to make cuts during the live show based on the performances. Paula, LA, and Nicole each had to send one singer home while Simon had to double that with two cuts after bringing Melanie Amaro to the live show.

Here’s the X Factor 2011 Top 12 singers:

Boys – LA Reid:

  • Brian “Astro” Bradley
  • Chris Rene
  • Marcus Canty

Groups – Paula Abdul:

  • The Stereo Hoggz
  • InTENsity
  • Lakoda Rayne

Over 30’s – Nicole Scherzinger

  • Leroy Bell
  • Josh Krajcik
  • Stacy Francis

Girls – Simon Cowell

  • Rachel Crow
  • Drew Ryniewicz
  • Melanie Amaro

The singers eliminated were Phillip Lomax, The Brewer Boys, Dexter Haygood, Simone Battle, and Tiah Tolliver. They were sent home from the competition last night and are no longer eligible for the $5 million contract at the end of the series.

What do you think of X Factor’s top 12 performers? Starting next week you’ll be able to vote for your favorites!

Source: X Factor Network

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