The X Factor UK 2012 named the Top 24 contestants after the judges selected the remaining finalists Sunday night. Each category has six acts and will now compete for a spot in X Factor UK Final 12.
Meanwhile, Simon Cowell returned to the X Factor tonight to inform judges which categories they would be mentoring in this year’s competition. Gary Barlow was given the Over 28s and said it was “good news for my ears” and the category he wanted.” Nicole Scherzinger got the boys, Tulisa Contostavlos was given the girls and Louis Walsh for the Groups, “I wasn’t expecting the groups,” he said, “but I’m happy and I’m going to work hard.”
The mentor lineup was also announced. Gary has Cheryl Cole, Nicole has Ne-Yo, Louis has Sharon Osbourne and Tulisa has Tinie Tempah.
Union J (Triple J + George Shelley)