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Whoo-whee, that was a lot of auditions on The X Factor these past few weeks! Although we can’t wait to start the live shows with new hosts Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez — not to mention the voting! — there’s a lot to come between now and then.

The next phase of the competition is “Boot Camp” and we have some new details about the process. In the first episode of the round (which airs on October 3rd), the 120 contestants will be performing solos of their choice.

Although the structure will likely be similar to the taped auditions, with only some contestants shown, we have no doubt that favorites like Beatrice Miller, Carly Rose Sonenclar, and Vino Alan will be featured.

During the episode on Thursday, October 4th, episode, the survivors of the first round will be paired up and the two will spend 24 stressful hours preparing for a “sing-off” against their partners, trying to impress judges.

Also exciting on these shows? The guest mentors will be revealed! And though we’ve had the info for awhile now, we’re hoping the big reveals will be drama-filled (think squealing, fainting, and freaking out).

According to a FOX press release, “Viewers also will get to witness backstage rivalries between the singers” — we’re thinking a CeCe-Paige confrontation would make good TV.

Source: FOX

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