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X Factor: The final 16

Tonight, judges Kelly Rowland, Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh had to sent four of each of their acts home, bringing the remaining 32 contestants down to 16.

Last night, we saw the last 32 perform for the judges and their special guests. These performances played a huge role in whether or not they would make it to the live shows. 

On tonight's show, there were a lot of tears, from those who were sent home, those who got through and even from the judges. 

In the 'Boys' category, the four finalists are:

James Michael, Craig Cotton, Marcus Collins and Frankie Cocozza.

Luke Lucas, who wowed the judges with his initial audition and has almost one million Youtube views, was sent home along with Max Vickers, Joe Cox and John Wilding, who made it as far as the judges' houses last year too. 

In the 'Groups' category, we have:

2 Shoes, Nu Vibe and Rhythmix. Contostavlos pulled a shock move by taking Charlie from The Keys and putting him with Ashley, Derry and Andy from The Risk to form the "supergroup", The Risk.

The remaining members of the original Risk and The Keys were sent home along with Girl V Boy, Estrella and The Lovettes.  

In the 'Overs' category, Walsh chose the following:

Johnny Robinson, Goldie Cheung, Jonjo Kerr and Kitty Brucknell. However, Cheung has since left the show and has been replaced by barmaid Sami Brookes.

Carolynne Poole, Joseph Gilligan and Terry Winstanley will not be making it to the live shows. 

In the 'Girls' category, we are left with:

Misha Bryan, Janet Devlin, who Rowland wants to grow in confidence, Amelia Lily and Sophie Habibis. 

Even though Rowland was moved to tears by Jade Richards' first audition, she was sent home along with Sarah Watson, Holly Repton and Melanie McCabe.

Next weekend, we will see the final 16 contestants in the first round of the live shows.

Watch the two auditions that made the biggest impact neither singer, Luke Lucas or Jade Richards, made it through: