Meet the sweet 16!
With The X Factor‘s much-anticipated live premiere set for Nov. 4, the celebrity mentors on FOX’s singing competition are already promising surprises – and a fiercely competitive second season.
Team Britney Spears features the show’s youngest contestants, including finalists Beatrice Miller, 13, of Maplewood, N.J.; Arin Ray, 17, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Carly Rose Sonenclar, 13, of Westchester, N.Y., and Diamond White, 13, of Los Angeles.
Spears, who said her decision on finalists was tough, was already in a fighting spirit to win. “I do believe I have the winner, so watch out Simon!” she said to fellow judge Simon Cowell.
Demi Lovato‘s group, the young adults ages 17-24, includes: Cece Frey, 21, of Decatur, Ill.; Jennel Garcia, 18, of Rochester, Mass.; Willie Jones, 18, of Shreveport, La.; and Paige Thomas, 22, of San Antonio, Texas.
The Over 25s group, mentored by L.A. Reid, is made up of Vino Alan, 40, Laquey, Mo.; Jason Brock 35, of San Francisco; David Correy, 27, of Riva, Md.; and Tate Stevens, 37, of Raymore, Mo.
Cowell, who will lead the groups category, calls his team “great artists.” They include: Emblem3, featuring Drew Chadwick, Keaton Stromberg and Wesley Stromberg; LYLAS, featuring Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Normani Hamilton, Dinah Jane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui; Lyric 145, including Jemelle Joseph, Julien Joseph and Lyric Da Queen; and Sister C, featuring Carli Rayne Manchaca, Ceibi Manchaca and Cirby Ryan Manchaca.