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The Contestant Categories On X Factor Are ALL-NEW! Find Out Which Judges Got What HERE!

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Needless to say, we were NOT expecting this kind of switch-up!

But it's a season of CHANGE this year on The X Factor, so we're gonna embrace it!

As we all know, the reality competition divides its contestants by age and gender and assigns them to a specific group, each under the watchful mentorship of a judge on the panel!

Last year, Simon Cowell took the female solo singers ages 12 to 29, L.A. Reid the male, Paula Abdul the groups, and Nicole Scherzinger the over 30s, which had us pretty curious to see which categories new team members Demi Lovato and Britney Spears would land!

However, according to sources with the show, the group categories have been completely re-formatted, and now ALL categories are based solely on age!

So HERE is the new run-down, folks:

Solo singers, male and female, ages 12-16, will be working with Demi!

Solo singers, male and female, ages 17-24, will get Brit Brit!

Solo singers, male and female, ages 25 and over will have L.A. Reid!

And that means that Simon is doing GROUPS!


While we're hearing that the change was made mainly so that Demi, who is only 20, didn't end up mentoring folks older than she is, we think that this will probably work really well with the amount of younger acts that are breaking out onto the music scene these days!

And we couldn't think of two better people than those girls, who have more experience than anyone growing up in the industry, to help guide newbies through all of the ups and downs!

GAH! This is so, SO exciting!

Now are we ever going to hear who the EFF is gonna host this thing?!

We're beginning to think this season is just going to premiere without one at this point! LOLz!

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9 comments to “The Contestant Categories On X Factor Are ALL-NEW! Find Out Which Judges Got What HERE!”

  1. 1

    This year Demi will be mentoring the pukesters, the cutters, and the drug-addled.

  2. James says – reply to this


    Re: Phibes – Your mom wears second hand army combat boots, so there!

  3. Whoa says – reply to this


    Demi and Brit Train Wreck Express! X Factor Major Wreckage!

  4. Glee Project Lover says – reply to this


    Simon rigged this so he could have the GROUPS so he could try to jump on the bandwagon of the popularity of groups at the moment, similar to One DIrection via the UK X Factor. Not sure if it will happen, but good luck, Simon. Curious to see if his being mentor to the GROUPS will make a difference in who is selected this year, as opposed to the awful acts Paula Abdul selected last year (although in her defense, she really did not appear to have much of a variety from which to choose).

  5. 5

    Simon is good with Groups. But honestly, I don't care. This type of TV show is so played out for me. ~yawn~

  6. 6

    …they're gonna need to add a lyp syncing catagory….

  7. James says – reply to this


    Re: KEEFER – Your mom was practicing her lip syncing on my dick! Ha!

  8. 8

    Awesome change. I always thought the gender thing wasn't the best idea. The 25+ I think will be really interesting

  9. Peter Davis says – reply to this


    Examiner.com already reported this news yesterday. Your article just repeats the same things they already reported.