The X Factor: Ranking the Season 2 Top 12

If Election Day 2012 didn’t satisfy your hunger for civic duty, then tonight’s Top 12 edition of The X Factor will give you another chance to get your vote on.

To prepare for two straight hours of screaming teen audience members, aggressive light shows, writhing backup dancers, and Mario Lopez’s overreliance on the word “sweetie,” we decided to rank the remaining acts from worst to first. 

Check out the photo gallery below, then hit the comments and tell us which rankings we got right, where we went wrong, and how you’d remedy our errors. And for all my reality TV recaps, news, and interviews, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!