updated 10/24/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/24/2012 AT 10:45 AM ET
Meet the sweet 16!
With The X Factor’s much-anticipated live premiere set for Nov. 4, the celebrity mentors on FOX’s singing competition are already promising surprises – and a fiercely competitive second season.
Team Britney Spears features the show’s youngest contestants, including finalists Beatrice Miller, 13, of Maplewood, N.J.; Arin Ray, 17, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Carly Rose Sonenclar, 13, of Westchester, N.Y., and Diamond White, 13, of Los Angeles.
Spears, who said her decision on finalists was tough, was already in a fighting spirit to win. “I do believe I have the winner, so watch out Simon!” she said to fellow judge Simon Cowell.