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Drew Ryniewicz adores Justin Bieber.

But will Simon Cowell express equal affection for this 14-year old X Factor contestant?

The Arizona native sang her heart out for her group's mentor last night, covering a song by Roxette that came out before she as born. Simon seemed impressed by the vocals, but concerned over Drew's age. Is she too young to advance? Watch the audition now and sound off: Should Ryniewicz make it to the next round?

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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.

Before we get to the remaining hopefuls, though, it's worth taking a moment to watch Stacy Francis audition during Bootcamp, announcing that her father has just passed away before going into a rendition of "Summertime."

Powerful stuff. Now, on to the groups and the judge assigned to each:

THE GIRLS (Simon Cowell)
Caitlin Koch
Tora Woloshin
Simone Battle
Drew Ryniewicz
Rachel Crow
Jazlyn Little
Melanie Amaro
Tiah Tolliver

THE BOYS (L.A. Reid)
Brennin Hunt
Brian Bradley
Skyelor Anderson
Nick Voss
Tim Cifers
Phillip Lomax
Marcus Canty
Chris Rene

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Drew Ryniewicz made Justin Bieber proud last night.

Well, correction: the 14-year old from Arizona made the man who signed Justin Bieber proud.

After learning that Ryniewicz is a huge Belieber (quick, do you know Justin's favorite colors? Drew does.), this young hopeful took to The X Factor stage, hoping to impress a panel of judges that includes L.A. Reid, who warned the contestant that he might be extra harsh because he's so close to the song she covered, "Baby."

But Drew had little to worry about it. Watch her full audition below.