The wait is over for the return of "X Factor USA."
Following a two week break, the reality singing competition returns with its first live show of the season, including performances from the top 16 finalists, Tuesday, October 29 at 8 p.m.
"The Top 16 acts will perform live for the first time and viewers can support their favorite acts by using the special hashtags listed below. During the broadcast, fans will be asked: "Which Boy has The X Factor?"; "Which Girl has The X Factor?"; "Which of the Over 25s has The X Factor?"; and "Which Group has The X Factor?" As acts perform, watch the poll rankings shift in real time as at-home viewers root for their favorite acts. The poll results then will appear on-screen during the judges' comments, perhaps even influencing the judges as they see which acts America thinks should get a spot in the Top 12," reports FOX.
Following the performances, each judge must choose three of his/her four acts to move forward in the competition, leaving one act from each category to be eliminated as this season's Top 12 Finalists are revealed.
"X Factor" continues on Thursday, Oct. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) with the all-new "Meet the Top 12" episode. On Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 12 finalists will perform for the judges and America's votes when the voting lines open immediately after the show.