On last night's visit to the home of Simon Cowell, X Factor hopeful Tora Woloshin covered a Rolling Stones classic.

But it wasn't entirely accurate: this 21-year old most definitely can get satisfaction, and it's all in the hands of the British judge who sat back and seemed unsure what to do with someone who looks and sounds like Woloshin.

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So... did your favorite make the cut?

The X Factor unveiled its top 32 contestants last night, throwing in the one twist that really does make this competition different from American Idol: There are four groups of eight, each to be mentored by one of the judges.

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American Idol has its Hollywood Week. The X Factor has its Boot Camp.

Following a couple weeks' worth of initial auditions, Simon Cowell and company put their 162 remaining contestants through a handful of group numbers last night that was awfully reminiscent of Idol's secondary stage of competition.

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It has produced some great acts early on in it first season run - Josh Krajcik and Jazzlyn Little, for example - but The X Factor has NOT produced the kind of ratings Simon Cowell had initially hoped for.

At one point this summer, the former American Idol judge said he thought his new show could defeat his old and earn 20 million viewers per week. The actual results have been closer to 12 million.

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The ratings may not have been what Simon Cowell dreamed about, but The X Factor delivered a number of impressive performances this week. Below, we rundown the contenders from an entertaining week that was:

Josh Krajcik. He didn't have the look, but he had the right attitude and definitely the sound:

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Brennin Hunt is a 26-year old model who said on The X Factor last night that he's "the total package." Not exactly the best way to endear oneself to an audience.

But then Hunt stopped talking and starting singing, delivering a strong performance on an original track, always a bold step for any contestant to take. Simon Cowell was certainly impressed, saying he could turn Brennin into a major star.

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Unlike Jazzlyn Little, Tora Woloshin does not possess a superstar's name.

But this 21-year old college student does have the look and the talent to go very far on The X Factor, as proven last night. Woloshin took to the stage and instantly engaged the crowd with her version of "I Want You Back," earning praise from the judges that included L.A. Reid saying she "turned the place out."

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Jazzlyn Little. You gotta admit: that really is a superstar's name.

Such was the reaction of L.A. Reid after this X Factor contestant belted out Mary J. Blige's "I'm Going Down" on last night's audition show, the final one before boot camp kicks off next Wednesday.

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Impossible! Sacrilegious! Totally and utterly absurd!

Those were likely the reactions of many young X Factor viewers last night, after Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell both told Drew Ryniewicz that they preferred her version of "Baby" to that of Justin Bieber.

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