The X Factor Finalists: Partially Revealed!

The X Factor Finalists: Partially Revealed!

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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The X Factor Top 24: Revealed!

The X Factor Top 24: Revealed!

Boot Camp is over. Now the real fun will begin on The X Factor.

This Fox competition narrowed its remaining contestants to 24 last night, while also assigning each judge his/her demographic and revealing their guest mentors.

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Dinah Jane Hansen vs. Diamond White: Who Won?

Dinah Jane Hansen vs. Diamond White: Who Won?

The X Factor brought the battles to Boot Camp last night.

Speeding through auditions on the way to choosing its final 24, the show pitted hopeful against hopeful last night, with one round seeing Dinah Jane Hansen and Diamond White each singing a verse from Kelly Clarkon's "Stronger."

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Freddie Combs on The X Factor: Wheelchair-Bound Wonder

Freddie Combs on The X Factor: Wheelchair-Bound Wonder

I hope the judges will look past my exterior and give a fat boy a chance.

So said Freddie Combs on The X Factor last night, as the 40-year old minister who is confined to a wheelchair due to his weight auditioned for the competition with "Wind Beneath My Wings."

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Lauren Jauregui Excels on The X Factor

Lauren Jauregui Excels on The X Factor

Lauren Jauregui auditioned on The X Factor last night with a version of "If I Ain't Got You."

And it was especially apt: because after hearing this 16-year old sing, we can't imagine that Season 2 would be if it didn't have Jauregui.

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Dinah Jane Hansen on The X Factor: Relatively Awesome

Dinah Jane Hansen on The X Factor: Relatively Awesome

Relatively speaking, Dinah Jane Hansen has already won Season 2 of The X Factor.

Last night, the teenager told Simon Cowell and company that she resides in one house... with 32 relatives! Can you imagine the wait for the bathroom every morning?!?

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Julia Bullock on The X Factor: Pumped Up, Kicking A$$

Julia Bullock on The X Factor: Pumped Up, Kicking A$$

She's no Jeffrey Gutt, but Julia Bullock, an 18-year-old from Charlotte, N.C., made a good enough impression on the judges to make it through to Boot Camp too.

Her version of Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" was one of the highlights last night on The X Factor, which clearly used up most of its talent Wednesday.

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Jeffrey Gutt on The X Factor: AWWWW!

Jeffrey Gutt on The X Factor: AWWWW!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have an X Factor champion! Say hello to Jeffrey Gutt.

Granted, it might be a little early to hand this contestant the crown, but he absolutely blew the judges and the attendees in Greensboro away last night, belting out an incredible version of "Hallelujah" and then bringing his four-year old son on stage to bask in the applause.

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Panda Ross Brings X Factor Audition on Home

Panda Ross Brings X Factor Audition on Home

Let's start with this: we hope Panda Ross is okay.

The impressive X Factor contestant left us wanting more after last night's rendition of "Bring It on Home," but also left us concerned after she had trouble breathing not long after belting out the final note.

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Jessica Espinoza Goes Pink for X Factor Audition

Jessica Espinoza Goes Pink for X Factor Audition

Jessica Espinoza is only 22 years old. She's unemployed. She grew up in difficult, poor circumstances on the south side of San Antonio.

In other words: this hopeful definitely possessed the sort of sympathetic backstory producers look for on The X Factor. But could she provide the vocals that would take her to the next round?

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Diamond White Shines on The X Factor

Diamond White Shines on The X Factor

She clearly has the name to be a star: Diamond White.

But did this 13-year old X Factor contestant prove last night that she possesses the talent? In two words: Heck. Yes.

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