Since Fox does whatever it wants whenever it wants, there’s going to be a special live episode of X Factor 2012 this Wednesday, according to a Fox Press release.

Following the conclusion of the 2012 World Series, THE X FACTOR’s Top 16 acts will perform live for the first time on a special two-hour-and-seven-minute show Wednesday, Oct. 31 (8:00-10:07 PM live/ PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez will take THE X FACTOR stage alongside judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and L.A. Reid. Then, on Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Finalists will be revealed, and return the following week to face America’s vote.

According to Fox, the live show was moved up to Wednesday because the World Series ended early. On Thursday, we’ll learn which of the Top 16 will move on to the live shows to sing for America’s vote. There’s no word on the exact number or how the cuts will go down. We will have to stay tuned to figure that out.

Who are you rooting for? Are you hoping a wild card pick emerges?

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