X Factor: The Final 12 Contestants Revealed!

Tulisa, Nicole Scherzinger, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh had us glued to our TVs last night as they picked their final 12 acts for The X Factor 2012 live shows. We laughed, we cried, we cringed – as the four judges delivered their news to the VERY emotional contestants.

Tulisa, who mentors The Girls, picked Ella Henderson, Lucy Spraggan and Jade Ellis.

Nicole Scherzinger, who mentors The Boys, picked Jahmene Douglas, Rylan Clark and James Arthur.

Louis Walsh, who mentors The Groups, chose GMD3, MK1 and Union J.

Gary Barlow, who mentors The Overs, picked Carolynne Poole, Melanie Masson and Kye Sones.

But there’s a twist! (Hurrah!) – Dermot O’Leary revealed that there are four “wildcard” contestants who will face the public vote this week. The winning act will then join the 12 live contestants on the first live show next Saturday. 

They are… Amy (The Girls), Adam (The Boys), Christopher (The Overs) and Times Red (The Groups).

That’s The LOOK Show AND a mammoth X Factor show next weekend – we’re so excited! Scroll down to see ALL the shots of the Final 12 in our gallery… RM