The route to the live shows draws
tantalisingly closer for the remaining X Factor contestants as they jet
off to Judges' Houses in a bid to land a coveted place in the live
Offering a glimpse into the jet set
lifestyle that The X Factor winner could have, the four categories
travel to glamorous destinations across the world. With just one more
chance to impress their mentor, each act will be hoping to convince them
that they have the star quality required to reach the live shows.
This year the Groups category will jet
off to Ibiza to sing for Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell invites the Girls
category to Malibu, the Overs category are hosted by Sharon Osbourne in
her home in Los Angeles and the Boys category fly out to Nice to perform
for Nicole Scherzinger.
However, before they make their way to
their destinations, each judge must nominate a Wildcard act for one of
their fellow judges, choosing someone they feel missed out on a coveted
place at Judges' Houses. The Girls Wildcard is nominated by Louis, the
Overs Wildcard was nominated by Nicole, the Groups Wildcard was
nominated by Sharon and Simon nominated the Boys Wildcard, making it 7
acts in each category and 28 in total.
With crucial decisions to be made,
each judge has help at hand from guest judges who know all about what it
takes to have a hit record – Louis is joined by 2014 X Factor runner up
Fleur East and Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon, Nicole enlists
the help of renowned DJ Calvin Harris, Simon recruits former Spice
Girls, Mel B and Emma Bunton and Sharon reunites with singer Robbie
As ever, X Factor host Dermot O'Leary
will be on hand to congratulate the lucky three, and console those that
fall at the final hurdle.
Aired: 1 Oct 2016