And then there were 16.
The top 16 contestants were chosen Tuesday night on “The X Factor,” as the network replayed the entire episode of the singing competition, which last week was cut short due to the baseball rain delay.
Latinos Jennel Garcia and David Correy both made it to the next round, which will be the live auditions taking place starting Nov. 1. During this time, America will also have a say on who stays in the competition.
The news of the top 16 remaining contenders comes just as FOX announced that “The X Factor” will be back for a third season.
The show’s creator, Simon Cowell, who also created the popular singing competition “American Idol,” was elated with the news.
Cowell recently revamped “The X Factor” by bringing in Latina singer Demi Lovato and pop princess Britney Spears, who replaced choreographer/dancer Paula Abdul and singer Nicole Scherzinger.
“The X Factor” former host Steve Jones has also been replaced by reality star Khloe Kardashian and entertainment TV host Mario Lopez.
“I couldn’t be happier about ‘The X Factor’ already being renewed for another season. I am so proud of the show and the team who have made it this season,” Cowell said in a statement.
The full list of the top 16 is below:
YOUNG ADULTS with Demi Lovato
GROUPS with Simon Cowell
TEENS with Britney Spears
Carly Rose Soneclar
OVER 25s with L.A. Reid