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Seventeen finalists to compete live on “The X Factor” Tuesday

Melissa Hayer Published: October 19, 2011

The decisions of judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger were revealed last night as to which members of their groups would go on to the live round of “The X Factor.”

Although he had made it through to the “Judges’ Homes” round in L.A. Reid’s group, Harrah native Brennin Hunt, 26, who now lives in Nashville, didn’t make it through to next week’s live round, which will air from 7 to 9:30, Tuesday, Oct. 25 on Fox.

The 17 remaining acts, according to a news release, are:

The Girls finalists Simon Cowell is mentoring:

Melanie Amaro
Simone Battle
Rachel Crow
Drew Ryniewicz
Tiah Tolliver

The Boys finalists L.A. Reid is mentoring:

Marcus Canty
Phillip Lomax
Chris Rene

The Over 30s finalists Nicole Scherzinger is mentoring:

LeRoy Bell
Stacy Francis
Dexter Haygood
Josh Krajcik

The Groups finalists Paula Abdul is mentoring:

The Brewer Boys
Lakoda Rayne
The Stereo Hogzz

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