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.  READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS

The X Factor Leaderboard: Who's Your Favorite From the Top 4 Acts? Vote Now!

We’re only 10 days away from The X Factor‘s Season 1 finale — and 11 days away from starting to speculate who’ll replace Nicole Snuggiegobbler on the Season 2 judges’ panel. (I kid! I kid? Okay, I don’t really kid.) So with chants of “Cher-yl Cole! Cher-yl Cole!” in the air, check out my rankings of the four remaining singers, then hit our poll to vote for your favorite! …READ MORE AND VOTE

The X Factor Leaderboard: Who's Your Favorite From the Top 10 Acts?

It’s Paula Abdul’s worst nightmare. No, CBS isn’t forcing the “Vibeology” singer to quit The X Factor in order to produce a second season of Live to Dance (bet you already forgot about that one, didn’t you?), but rather, two of the three acts in her “Groups” category got eliminated during the first two results-show telecasts of her new Fox series. Will Paula’s mentoring role rush (rush) into oblivion with the ousting of Lakoda Rayne this coming Thursday, or will one of her fellow panelists feel the sting of America’s voting rebuke? Only time will tell. But until then, check out my rankings for the Top 10 acts, then hit our poll to vote for your favorite! …READ MORE AND VOTE