On Nov. 4, 2013, stars and contestants from "The X Factor" U.S. gathered for a Top 12 Finalists party, which was held at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles. Several of them tweeted their thoughts and posted photos while at the party. It just may be the last party of this kind that the show will have, since "The X Factor" U.S. is headed for cancellation since its ratings are at an all-time low this year. (Fox won't make the announcement about the fate of "The X Factor" U.S. until probably May 2014. Until then, spokespeople for the show say that no decision has been made yet.)
On a side note, at "X Factor" rehearsals earlier that day, some of the contestants (Carlos Guevara and Restless Road) tweeted photos of themselves with Beatrice Miller, who came in seventh place on "The X Factor" U.S. in 2012. Miller (who now has hair the color of sea green) is signed to Syco Music/Hollywood Records and is working on her first album.
Here are the Top 12 "X Factor" U.S. contestants of 2013 and the judges who are mentoring them:
Girls (female solo singers ages 12 to 24), mentored by Demi Lovato
- Khaya Cohen
- Rion Paige
- Ellona Santiago
Boys (male solo singers ages 12 to 24), mentored by Paulina Rubio
- Carlos Guevara
- Carlito Olivero
- Tim Olstad
Over 25s (solo singers ages 25 and over), mentored by Kelly Rowland
- Jeff Gutt
- Lillie McCloud
- Rachel Potter
Groups, mentored by Simon Cowell
- Alex & Sierra
- Restless Road
- Sweet Suspense
Here is a roundup of tweets from the "X Factor" people who were at the party:
Mario Lopez ("The X Factor" U.S. host): ."@CourtneyMLopez & I at the @TheXFactorUSA Final 12 party! LIVE shows resume Wednesday night on FOX... Mr. @SimonCowell @CourtneyMLopez & @TerrySeymour on the red carpet for the @TheXFactorUSA Final 12 party!"
Khaya Cohen: Omw to my first red carpet event! Top12 red carpet :D #xfactor #PUMPED. Red carpet swaaaag. Except the carpet is gray shhhh don't tell. Shoutout to @coreyrotenberg for being the best nicest hair stylist ever <3. Best producer EVER @William__Lacey pic.twitter.com/ucUdEhkS6k
Rion Page: "1st RED CARPET EVENT...I repeat... 1st RED CARPET EVENT #crazy #amazing #mediaMixer #ahhhhh #RionStones ... Wish my RionStones were here!!!
Ellona Santiago: Had an AMAZING time tonight! Met some awesome people! Can't wait to post pics up tomorrow😘 time to rest:) Goodnight! Long day tomorrow.
Carlos Guevara: First red carpet event tonight!!!!!! Seriously, such a great night! Such an awesome night! Can't believe I was at a red carpet event!!! Me and the amazing @khaayaa0 !… The red carpet event tonight was seriously the coolest thing ever! Thank you to all the people who put in their time to make it happen!"
Carlito Olivero: "Top 12 #xfactor red carpet event with the boys #xfcarlito #teamcarlito"
Tim Olstad: "First red carpet event! This is going to be awesome! Red carpet with the beautiful @therachelpotter! In good spirits with @SimonCowell!! #SimonSelfie"
Jeff Gutt: "This is what I'm doing right now #xfjeff #teamkelly #TheXFactor. Me & @KELLYROWLAND at the FOX top 12 party! #teamkelly #JAGarmy #xfjeff #thexfactor"
Alex & Sierra: "TONIGHT WAS THE BEST! we had a blast! thank you to our awesome hair & makeup loves as well as everyone who interviewed us and ah!"
Restless Road: "Thanks sooo much to @ArtconnStyles for dressing us tonight!!!"
Sweet Suspense: "Can't believe we are at the TOP 12 party!!! Having so much fun! @William__Lacey We love you Will!!!"