Tuesday night on "The X Factor," the top 17 became the top 12. And it is a very strong top 12. While certain contestants are early frontrunners--either based on strong first auditions, a disproportionate amount of screentime, or excellent performances this week on the first live show--really, almost all of them have a decent chance of winning this thing. It will certainly be interesting to see how it all pans out.
Backstage after Tuesday's big broadcast, I got the chance to talk with the Groups, who just may be the dark horses in this competition. Before this week, I thought poor mentor Paula Abdul was doomed, but after she helped Stereo Hogzz, InTENsity, and Lakoda Rayne put on such professional and relevant performances, who knows what might happen this season?
Click below to see Stereo Hogzz describe their tight brotherhood and why being the only non-manufactured group on the show gives them an advantage, and see prefab groups InTENsity and Lakoda Rayne discuss how they overcame theRead More »from Go Backstage With the ‘X Factor’ Groups