They've made it. They can take a breath, at least for a brief moment before the live performance begin.
But 17 acts were named to The X Factor finals last night, many of whom have given official statements on the achievement and posed for fun new promotional photos for Fox...
Melanie Amaro: "The whole process is just mind boggling. It’s so amazing.”
Simone Battle: “I am blown away by how much talent there is in the girls’ category. At this point, it’s not about impressing the judges, it’s about impressing the world and everyone who is watching.”
Drew Ryniewicz: “The girls in my category are nothing but amazing, every single one. From the start I have loved them all. We are almost like a big family."
Tiah Tolliver: “I am extremely happy to have him [Simon Cowell] as my mentor because he fought for me. I feel like he is going to lead me in the right direction and I sincerely believe him when he tells me stuff.”