X Factor USA 2013 Results - Top 40 Contestants, Categories Announced Tonight
The results of tonight's X Factor USA (Sept. 26, 2013) will give us the top 40 contestants who will be on the show this year and the categories they will be placed in.
Mario Lopez has revealed that four categories will be used by the judges this season: Boys, Girls, Over 25s and Groups.
Which judge gets which category?
The show will feature two new judges this season as only Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell return as the show tries to shake things up a bit for this season.
Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio are the two new judges and according to Demi, we may see a third 'new' judge, as Simon has mellowed because he is soon to be a father.
Demi joked that her fellow 'X Factor' USA mentor has been less mean-spirited on the judging panel this year, and believes the impending arrival of his first child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman might have something to do with it.
Demi quipped: "He's [mostly] the same, but maybe he's gotten a little nicer this year."
Lovato also said she is enamored with new panelists Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio - who have replaced Britney Spears and L.A. Reid - and says the dynamic between the foursome is already proving to be more fun this season, with all three girls teaming up against head judge Simon.
Demi said: "This year, he's up against me and two other girls who don't put up with him. It's basically a whole panel against Simon - it's great! We're not Simon's angels - we're Simon's demons!"
The 21-year-old star thinks Latina superstar Paulina in particular was a great addition to the FOX program as she provides so much comic relief.
She teased: "It feels like a new and refreshed version of the show. Paulina is a firecracker! You never know what's going to come out of her mouth. Pretty much everything she says makes me laugh."
The show will reveal the top forty and their categories soon, check below and refresh and we will have the results.
Which judge gets which category?
Check back - we will let you know when it is announced.
Changes for this season…
Include no boot camp, but a four-chair challenge comes next week.
Here are the four categories with the mentoring judge in parenthesis.
Girls Category (Demi Lovato): Khayan Cohen, Bree Randall, Jamie Pineda, Simone Torress, Rion Paige, Danie Geimer, Rylie Brown, Primrose Martin, Ellona Santiago and Ashly Williams.
Boys Category (Paulina Rubio): Carlito Olivero, Chase Goehring, Timmy Thames, Isaiah Alston, Tim Olstad, Al Calderon, Josh Levi, Isaac Tauaefa, Carlos Guevara and Stone Martin.
Groups Category (Simon Cowell): Glamour, Good News, Yellow House Canyon, Alex & Sierra, Roxxy Montana, Wild Thingz, Girls United and Simon said it is the end of the road for everyone else, which means they are forming groups again this season?
Over 25s Category (Kelly Rowland): Lillie McCloud, Jeff Brinkman, Rachel Potter, Kristine Mirele, Victoria Carriger, James Kenney, Allison Davis, Denny Smith, Lorie Moore and Jeff Gutt.
There's the top 40 and their mentors - what do you think of the X Factor USA for 2013.
Will you follow it closely this season?
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