‘The X Factor’ USA spoilers: Are Emblem3, Jillian Jensen in top 16?

Even though “The X Factor” was cut off on Wednesday night in what was quite possibly one of the most ridiculous decisions ever made by Fox, there is some good news for those of you who are incredibly impatient: thanks to CTV north of the border, we now know some more of the top 16 who is going to be performing during the live shows when the show does return for more in November.

Of course, do realize that this list does contain spoilers for those of you who do actually want to find out what happens live when Fox airs the rest of the reveal on Tuesday night … and there are some surprises sure to send some fans into a tailspin.

The remaining members of Demi Lovato’s Young Adults team who are making it through to the live shows are none other than Paige Thomas, who was pretty dominant on the show since she first turned up for her first audition in September, and the controversial CeCe Frey, who showed up without the signature leopard print all over her face. The shocking move made here was that this came at the expense of one of the show’s most-moving contenders in Jillian Jensen, who Lovato even rushed up on stage to hug after her first audition. We are stunned in part by this move, but we do believe that CeCe is enormously talented, and may just in part be a victim of some bad editing that has made her into a villain of sorts just because she is confident about herself.

As for Simon Cowell’s groups, there really aren’t any surprises as band Emblem3 and the sensational Lyric 145 were each sent on to the live shows. Then, CTV also did the inexplicable and switched back to baseball. With Dope Crisis out of the running, this means that we are left with Sister C and Simon’s newly-formed boy band and girl group … and only two of them will advance.

What do you think about some of these advancing acts? Be sure to head over here to read some lengthier impressions on some advancing artists from the show.

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