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X Factor 2010 Top 12 Revealed

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The X Factor Top 12 was revealed today. Live performances start next Saturday — I can’t wait! Who are your bets?

Simon Cowell (Groups)

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FYD (boyband)

1 Direction (who were put together by Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell at Boot Camp)

Belle Amie (girl group)

Cheryl Cole (Girls)

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Cher Lloyd

Katie Waissel

Rebecca Ferguson

Dannii Minogue (Boys)

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Matt Cardle

Nicolo Festa

Aiden Grimshaw

Louis Walsh (Over 28)

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Mary Byrne (FTW!)

Storm Lee

John Adeleye

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Paco
Paco

first of all, I really don't like Mary, she can't sing high notes, and her tone just not attractive at all.
Gamu, nothing great, just a regular young Diva, too boring for the show.
Cher is interesting, like her style.
Matt is fantastic!!!
The groups are the under dog now, hope they can bring some surprise. 28+, I don't see any chance at all, maybe only Storm got a shot.

charlie
charlie

will everyone just stop going on about gamu the decision has been made. it's just going over the top now. And for the people playing the race card, that is just pathetic. sick of hearing about bloody gamu, yes i admit she certainly deserved to go through, but theres always next years and what done is done. it's got out of control. search john wilding on youtube he was by far the strongest stringer in the whole competition and he didn't get through, noone is complaining though as xfactors producers only gave him 3 x 30 seconds off fame. so everyone just shutup about gamu please haha!

My final 3 i would choose based on what i have saw so far, would be

Aiden grimshaw
Rebecca ferguson
One direction/ bell amie / FYD

The final 3 i think willl actually be in the final 3 this year will be

Matt cardle
Rebecca ferguson
1 direction

Kookie
Kookie

Matt is my fav, BTW Glen CoCo - Cheryl was married to a black man.

Tina
Tina

The only two stand outs (by talent and personality) were Gamu and Matt - with Matt impresing the heck out of me. There is just something special about him. He makes me "feel." I'm sad to see that Gamu will not be there to compete. She will be missed. This season will be quite mediocre with only Matt to give the "wow" factor. I'm choosing him for the win, but with so much manipulation which seems to be the "given" in X-factor, who knows...

Monty
Monty

I can not wait for the US version. It is going to be way better than American Idol. I can audition again!!!! I think that the girl group, and the three over 30's were good. Everyone else was just okay.

Idol Behavior
Idol Behavior

I thought I'd read on a spoiler site, where these top 12 were already more or less posted some time ago, that Gamu's immigration status prevented her from being on the live shows -- that it had expired and she was in the country illegally. Not sure how accurate that is though.

I'd put money on Matt Cardle winning.

Marie Ruffin
Marie Ruffin

First off -- I hate this show. Absolutely hate this show and hope it totally fails in America.

FYD's lead singer is Fugly, but they have nice harmony. Is the world ready for another boy band?
Belle Amie is good; nice harmony.
Cher Lloyd has the weirdest face I've ever seen. And she needs to go away.
Is Rebecca Simon's new Leona? You know he throws away his female singers like paper; as soon as one comes along that's better than the one before?
Please make Mary Byrne go away. Please.

KB
KB

Katie is not a good singer, and bombed out on a couple of performances -- I think Cheryl picked her specifically to increase the drama factor on the show. And Cher came across as not being able to handle pressure at all -- it was one of the worst performances at the judges houses ever -- and it seemed like the "tonsilitis" was just an excuse. It is incredulous that Cheryl picked both of these two over Gamu.

They are now saying that there will likely be wild cards picked before the finals start -- meaning hopefully Gamu will make it if there is any justice.

Regardless, it seems pretty obvious that Matt Cardle will win -- his performance of "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" during boot camp was amazing.

Glen Coco
Glen Coco

Rickey, I love you for posting this :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2eoCQTAJt8 (I love how 300+ people disliked this video)

Time to rant:
I hate the fact that Cheryl Cole picked Katie over Gamu. Cher, I will let her slide since she's unique and had a sore throat, but Katie pulled a Paige Miles talking about "how the song is too emotional" (Ironic that they BOTH sang "Smile")

Anyways, pretty sure Cheryl is racist, picking the 3 LIGHTEST SKINNED girls. Raquel, Gamu, Treyc, Annastacia, and Keri were all black and Rebecca was the only passable white person.

I hate Katie Waissel. I was expecting FYD or John Adeleye to be eliminated first, but I'm hoping it's Katie. And no, I don't care how mean that sounds.

Who I think will make Top 5 (no order):
Cher Lloyd, Matt Cardle, Aiden Grimshaw, 1Direction, and Rebecca Ferguson.

Who I WANT to make Top 5 (no order):
1 Direction, Cher Lloyd, Matt Cardle, Storm Lee, Aiden Grimshaw

Vel
Vel

How in the world did Katie get in instead of Gamu? Katie's voice is slightly above average and she seems like she will do anything and everything for fame.
I really like Cher, Mary, Rebecca, and Aiden. Rebecca and Aiden just need to shake those nerves off.
Nicolo is very intriguing too--I wonder what he will do next week! =)

Gabriel Etienne
Gabriel Etienne

I will never like boybands.

Nicolo, I just don't get it.

Everyone else is pretty decent though. Definitely looking forward to Cher and Rebbecca. Loved Matt's judge's performance.

Glen Coco
Glen Coco

I assume you are over 30? Maybe you can be the next Susan Boyle! Monty Boyle~

Glen Coco
Glen Coco

No, her visa is pending. It's pretty much like the Carly Smithson scenario from Season 7.

dru
dru

I hope Gamu gets another shot.

I like Matt a lot and would be quite pleased if he wins. Anybody but Katie.

Not keen on Nicolo or Cher. Too many drama queens got through and Aiden usually looks stoned to me.

kes
kes

what!!!! Treyc Cohen!? Man, that Cheryl girl cannot pick a thing

Glen Coco
Glen Coco

KB-

I heard each mentor is picking a wild card and I hear the Cheryl is picking Treyc Cohen. /spoiler

dru
dru

I think Rebecca is black, just light skinned. If you watched the full Saturday show, will.i.am picked the same 4 of 8 to finally narrow to 3 that Cheryl did. Does that make him racist too? Please. *eyeroll*

I really loathe the manipulative and mediocre Katie. She's a drama queen and her style is early 80s retro trashy Madonna. How do you forget your words first audition, get admonished for it, weep to restart your judge's house audition and get through? It's maddening. I hope Katie is the first eliminated by the public vote and never heard from again.

nahiy
nahiy

I won't say Cheryl Cole is racist because she did pick Alexandra Burke a few seasons back and won.

fan#1
fan#1

Rickey Gamu was auditoned at her first audition and so was everyone else in that episode.... but Gamu sounded fantastic at Bootcamp and at Judges House. When the wildcard part of the show comes along i don't think Gamu will get in even though I want her to. Cheryl seemed more upset to let treyc go then she was to let Gamu go. However this was Treyc's 2nd time getting rejected and I think the she really deserves a shot.. UGH. if only Cheryl wouldn't had picked Katie... we could have both Gamu and Treyc at the same time... and boy what a show that would be... haha. But if Treyc does get picked i will support her and hopefully next year Gamu will come back!!!!

Vel
Vel

Ricky, did you hear Gamu during bootcamp and at the judges house? Her voice is fantastic and if I were the judge, I wouldn't have thought twice to put her through. =)

Glen Coco
Glen Coco

OMG RICKEY. Enough of the auto-tuned thing. Please click the link Gabriel provided. It's of Gamu in boot camp singing "To Make You Feel My Love" WITHOUT auto tune. And you can't blame Gamu for that auto tune thing. The producers did it.

Katie forgot her lyrics in her audition and judge's house performance and still made it.

Rickey
Rickey

But she was auto-tuned!