*Producers of “The X Factor” announced that it will eliminate five of the 17 finalists during the first live show on Tuesday.

It was expected that Simon Cowell’s choice to add a 17th finalist in Melanie Amaro would throw the eliminations off a bit. L.A. Reid thought the extra finalist would cause two contestants to be eliminated instead of just one on an upcoming show. But, the show dropped the bomb via Twitter.

“Breaking news!” the show tweeted Sunday evening. “5 of the 17 acts will be eliminated by the judges on 10/25. Find who’s out at 8/7C on FOX!”

All 17 artists will perform Tuesday in front of a live studio audience. Then, the judges will eliminate five performers.

Next week, the 12 performers who survive this cut will perform on the live show airing Wednesday, Nov. 2 for America’s votes and someone will be eliminated on the next day’s episode airing Thursday, Nov. 3.

Here’s the complete schedule for the remainder of the season as it stands now.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 (8:00-10:30 PM), Finalists Revealed (Special Tuesday Airing)

Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00-10:00 PM), LIVE Performance Show

Thursday, Nov. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM),  LIVE Results Show

Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-10:00 PM),  LIVE Performance Show

Thursday, Nov. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM),  LIVE Results Show

Wednesday, Nov. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM), LIVE Performance Show

Thursday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM),  LIVE Results Show

Tuesday, Nov. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM),  LIVE Performance Show (Special Tuesday Airing)

Wednesday, Nov. 23 (8:00-9:30 PM),  LIVE Results Show (Special Wednesday Airing)

Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8:00-9:30 PM), LIVE Performance Show

Thursday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM),  LIVE Results Show

Wednesday, Dec. 7 (8:00-9:30 PM),  LIVE Performance Show

Thursday, Dec. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM),  LIVE Results Show

Wednesday, Dec. 14 (8:00-9:30 PM),  LIVE Performance Show

Thursday, Dec. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM),  LIVE Results Show

Wednesday, Dec. 21 (8:00-9:30 PM),  LIVE Season Finale, Part 1

Thursday, Dec. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM),  LIVE Season Finale, Part 2