And then there were 16.
The final 16, that is, as The X Factor has spent the last two weeks narrowing its Season 3 field down to four sets of four acts each. Who stands the best chance at winning it all?
Let's break it down group by group, shall we?
Rion Page has to be the front-runner here. She's only 13. She has overcome a disability - and she can really sing! She's one of the top contenders overall.
Which girl do you think has the best chance of winning?
We're casting our early stock with Lillie McCloud. This 54-year old has talent and passion and a loyal fan base already.
Which over-25 singer do you think has the best chance of winning?
Maybe the hardest group to call, but Josh Levi won us over this week. As the judges noted, this 15-year old has star potential written all over him.
Which boy singer do you think has the best chance of winning?
A group is not going to win. They just can't gather the same sort of fan support as a single adorable boy or an incredibly talent girl. But Alex & Sierra are a real-life couple and their Grease duet this week was totally awesome.
Which group do you think has the best chance of winning?