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Willie Jones
Age(s) 26
Hometown Shreveport, Louisiana
Category Young Adults
Mentor Demi Lovato
Elimination Information
Place Top 16 (No actual place)

Willie Jones (born September 23, 1994) is a country singer from Shreveport, Louisiana. He surprised the judges when he sang "Your Man" from Josh Turner during his audition in Greensboro, North Carolina. He sang Tony Rich's "Nobody Knows" for his mentor Demi Lovato and guest mentor Nick Jonas during the judge's homes round. Lovato selected Jones to participate in the live shows. Jones performned "Here for the Party" during the first live show on October 31, 2012. During the first live show on November 1, 2012, Jones, along with CeCe Frey were placed by Lovato into the bottom two where they were asked to "sing for their lives", in order for 1 of them to remain in the competition. In the end, Lovato selected Frey to stay in the competition, and Jones was sent home.


Show Theme Song Original artist Order Result
Audition Free choice "Your Man" Josh Turner N/A Through to bootcamp
Bootcamp 1 Solo performance "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" Kenny Chesney Through to bootcamp 2
Bootcamp 2 Group performance Not aired Through to bootcamp 3
Bootcamp 3 Duet performance "Nobody Knows" with Tate Stevens Tony Rich Through to judges' houses
Judges' houses Free choice "Nobody Knows" Tony Rich Through to live shows
Week 1 Made in America "Here for the Party" Gretchen Wilson 14 Not Saved
Sing-Off "You Don't Know Me" Eddy Arnold 2 Eliminated

Post X Factor[]

Willie joined Jennel Garcia, Paige Thomas, and Lyric 145 on the UneXpected Tour, which kicked off on August 3, 2013 in Providence, Rhode Island. He recently recorded guest vocals on Lyric 145's version of the Justin Timberlake/Jay Z hit "Suit & Tie" for their mixtape, The L.O.F.F. Tape. Willie is also now traveling with "MagCon", with huge stars such as Cameron Dallas, Blake Grey, and Aaron Carpenter. He now has over 240k followers on Instagram, making a huge name for himself.