The X Factor went from 16 to 12 tonight, as four contestants - one from each group - were sent packing. In somewhat complicated fashion.

First, each judge deemed two singers from his/her troupe to be safe; they went straight to the next round. Then, the remaining pair of hopefuls sang against each other for their X Factor lives.

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Do the groups stand a chance this season on The X Factor?

Eliminated early on last year, the remaining contingents have Simon Cowell in their corner this time around, as each made its case to advance to the Top 12 last night.

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So... did your favorite act make the cut?

The X Factor unveiled its top 16 last night - four performers in each category - and is set to turn up the competition with live shows next week.

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Rain wreaked havoc with the FOX schedule last night, as a delay in the Major League Baseball playoff game between the Giants and the Cardinals resulted in last-second schedule shuffling.

As a result, only half of the originally-planned two-hour X Factor episode aired - but that was enough time for the series to unveil 10 of its 16 finalists.

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