'X Factor' USA retired boot camp and introduced a new elimination round called the 4 chair challenge on October 2, 2013. The 10 remaining acts from each category will audition for their mentor. Tonight's episode featured Kelly Rowland and the over 25's.
How does the "X Factor" 4 chair challenge work?
The category mentor listens to an act and then decides whether the act is good enough to take a seat in one of 4 chairs. Those acts which are still seated after all 10 acts audition goes through to "X Factor" live programming.
Now here's the kicker.
Just because an act is seated in one of the 4 chairs doesn't mean they will stay there. Once the 4 chairs are filled, the mentor has the right to swap out acts and send one who is already seated home so that the chair can be filled with someone more deserving of a place on "X Factor" live shows.
It was more like musical chairs than a 4 chair challenge for "X Factor" USA mentor Kelly Rowland. I think each act of her over 25 category had a seat at one time or another. Well, Denny Smith, a.k.a. "Santa", didn't get to take a seat. Kelly just sent him home. No presents for her this year.
So which of the ten acts of the over 25 category survived Kelly Rowland's 4 chair challenge to advance to "X Factor" live programming?
Eliminated from "X Factor" on October 2, 2013:
Be sure to tune in to "X Factor" USA on October 3, 2013 at 8/7c on FOX when the 4 chair challenge continues. Demi Lovato will chose 4 acts from the girls category. During tonight's episode Demi listened to 4 acts audition and all 4 took a seat. Seated (for the moment) are Bree Randall, Khaya Cohen, Jamie Pineda and Ashley Williams.