The battle for $5 million is officially on!

After Tuesday's first X Factor live show sent Simone Battle, Tiah Tolliver, The Brewer Boys and Dexter Haygood packing, Simon Cowell's series finally had the 12 acts who will compete for viewer votes starting Wednesday.

Antonio "L.A." Reid may have told Us Weekly that his boys are the ones to beat, but as the top 12 takes shape, tell Us: Which X Factor judge has the strongest team?

THE X FACTOR'S TOP 12 ARE:
GIRLS (Mentored by Simon Cowell) Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow and Drew
BOYS (Mentored by L.A. Reid) - Brian "Astro" Bradley, Marcus Canty and Chris Rene
OVER 30s (Mentored by Nicole Scherzinger) - LeRoy Bell, Stacy Francis and Josh Krajcik
GROUPS (Mentored by Paula Abdul) InTENsity, Lakoda Rayne and The Stereo Hogzz

To vote for your favorite singers, FOX has introduced three voting methods: 1) Twitter via @TheFactorUSA, 2) Verizon Touch Voting on The Xtra Factor App on Verizon Android phones and 3) Online at Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA.

The X Factor airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. (EST) on FOX.

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Watercooler Poll

Which X Factor Judge Has the Strongest Team?

Simon
Paula
L.A.
Nicole