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Long Island's Al Calderon, 19, auditions for "The X Factor" at Nassau Coliseum.(Credit: Fox)

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'The X Factor' Long Island auditions

Thousands of "X Factor" hopefuls descended on Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale in April and June to audition for the show. Three locals (Al Calderon, 19; Simone Torres, 19 of Port Jefferson Station; and Emery Kelly, 15, of Holbrook) made the Top 40 cut -- Will the season 3 winner be a Long Islander?