We'll find out on Sunday who has really made the Top 16, but for fun, we've picked out our favourite four acts, who we believe should survive the cull.
Reality Bites' Top Four
Yes, we know we'll regret it in a week's time. Yes, we know she's got a stench of desperation that makes Katie Waissel look positively normal. But out of all the voices and personalities in the Overs, she's the only one with genuine popstar potential.
Every X Factor needs a senior citizen belting out the classics (Niki Evans, Daniel Evans, Tesco Mary, Brenda Edwards) and nice-guy scaffolder Terry fits the bill for us.
A secret package in the Overs category that could prove not all Louis's acts are jokes. A tough-looking guy with a grizzled world-weary voice that will warm the cockles of many a housewife. Keep an eye out for him if he reaches the Live Shows.
We know she's already had a crack on Fame Academy, but singing advice from Patrick Kielty and Richard Park is hardly an advantage. She deserves a second crack at the reality TV whip.
Reality Bites: Who we would cut
Once you get over the shock of seeing a tattooed wrestler singing Boyz II Men, is Mr Gilligan quite good enough to make the Top 16? He's the only other possible contender as far as we're concerned.
We know she's pulled out after initially making the cut (What were you thinking Louis?) and we're grateful. Her wacky antics didn't have us laughing beyond the first audition.
Are we the only ones who think of Michelle McManus every time Sam appears on screen? She's got a great sense of humour and we suspect she'll make the cut, but there's about as much chance of her winning as there is Louis bedding Megan Fox.
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny. Sweet, odd and intriguing. But an X Factor finalist? Surely not? His shrill falsetto will makes Diva Fever and Jedward look like deadly serious pop combos if he reaches the Live Shows. But maybe that's the point...
Do you agree with our selection? Share your views below