Might the strongest challenge to Melanie Amaro, our presumed X Factor favorite through one month, be a 13-year old girl from Boulder, Colorado?

Rachel Crow continued to display poise and talent far beyond her age last night, auditioning for Simon Cowell with a cover of "I Want It That Way," one of The Backstreet Boys' most popular tracks.

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Melanie Amaro covered a Michael Jackson classic on The X Factor last night, a track whose title asks a simple question: Will You Be There?

Following another sterling audition, this 18-year old from Sunrise, Florida has certainly made one thing clear: yes, she'll be there. In the next round of the singing competition, that is.

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I want to be the biggest superstar on the planet. I want to be bigger than Lady Gaga.

Yes, it's safe to say 26-year old Brennin Hunt is a confident young man. The Nashville native, who auditioned for The X Factor with an original song and told viewers at the time he believed he was the total package, sang for LA Reid and Rihanna on last night's edition of this Fox competition.

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Stacy Francis set a very high bar for herself on The X Factor last night: in front of Nicole Scherzinger and Enrique Iglesias, the single mother of two covered one of Prince's all-time classics, "Purple Rain."

Did this talented, emotional hopeful do enough to move on? Decide for yourself:

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Give Phillip Lomax this: the 21-year old from Seattle has unique style. And a large set of testicles.

This X Factor contestant didn't merely audition last night with Rihanna's hit "Please Don't Stop the Music." He did so in front of Rihanna herself, who was a guest on the show and at LA Reid's house.

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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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