PICTURES! X Factor 2013 finalists so far - Overs and Boys!

The first half of this year's XFactor UK final twelve have been revealed, following tonight's judges' houses.

This evening we saw the Overs and Boys perform for their mentors, before three in each category were sent home.

It left six remaining acts celebrating having made the live shows of this competition, which start next weekend.

First to find out their fate were the boys.

The remaining acts in the category had performed for mentor Louis and guest judges Shane Filan, Nicole Appleton and Sinitta in San Tropez.

Luke Friend sung Cannonball by Damien Rice, Sam Callahan performed We Are Young by Fun. and Nicholas McDonald covered to If You’re Not the One – Daniel Beddingfield to win a spot in Louis' final three.

Meanwhile, the Overs blasted their hearts out for mentor Sharon and guest judge Robbie Williams in LA with some very powerful performances.

Sam Bailey continued with the diva anthems as she belted out I Have Nothing – Whitney Houston, Lorna Simpson took on If I Were a Boy by Beyonce and completing the trio of huge songs was Shelley Smith's version of Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys.

All six acts are now in the live shows, which begin next Saturday night on ITV.

Tomorrow night we'll see the Girls and Groups at judges' houses, as the final twelve line up is completed.