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Emery Kelly, last remaining Long Islander, cut from 'The X Factor'

Forever in Your Mind, including Holbrook's Emery Kelly,

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Emery Kelly, the final Long Islander left in this season’s “X Factor,” after auditions at the Nassau Coliseum, was cut in the last elimination as the judges reached their 16 finalists.

Kelly’s group Forever in Your Mind, formed by the judges after its members didn’t make it individually to the Top 40, was part of mentor Simon Cowell’s Final Four groups after a decent version of the Jonas Brothers’...

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Al Calderon of Holbrook cut from 'The X Factor' in shocking twist

Holbrook's Al Calderon auditions for "The X Factor"

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Holbrook’s Al Calderon was eliminated from “The X Factor” in one of the craziest decisions in the show’s history.

Calderon kicked off the evening with a smart, though initially shaky, EDM/R&B version of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”

Reaction was mixed. “You had a really, really great energy,” judge Demi Lovato said, before adding, “There were times when it was a little pitchy.”

Simon...

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Simone Torres of Long Island cut from 'The X Factor'

Simone Torres, a 19-year-old student from Port Jefferson

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Simone Torres, the 19-year-old student from Port Jefferson Station once considered a front-runner in this season’s “The X Factor,” was cut Thursday night.

Torres, who attends the Berklee College of Music, performed an ill-advised, up-tempo version of the Sam Cooke classic “A Change Is Gonna Come” that did not go over well, despite her strong, distinctive voice.

Judge Simon Cowell told...

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'X Factor' Top 40 includes 3 LI singers

Holbrook's Al Calderon auditions for "The X Factor"

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After bringing out the largest crowd ever to audition for “The X Factor,” Long Island has three contestants left in the competition, as the show picked its Top 40 last night.

Al Calderon, the charismatic 19-year-old restaurant host who wowed the judges with his soulful version of “Sara Smile” made it through to the next round, as did Simone Torres, the 19-year-old student from Port Jefferson...

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