PICTURES! X Factor 2016 finalists - meet the contestants at judges' houses

X Factor 2016 contestants: Top 24 spoilers

The X Factor 2016 finalists are now down to a select few following the Six Chair Challenge.

We've had a total of seven audition shows and bootcamp and this Saturday and Sunday was the brutal Six Chair Challenge stage and it didn't disappoint.

The 60 or so acts in the four categories were cut down to just 24 as the mentors took control for the first time this year and decided on their top contestants.

On Saturday it was the Girls and Boys who were first up as Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger respectively chose their potential finalists for judges' houses.

And on Sunday it was over to Louis and Sharon with the Groups and Overs respectively.

Those who made the cut in the Boys category were James Hughes, Niall Sexton, Matt Terry, Freddy Parker, Nate Simpson and Christian Burrows while the Girls' final line up is made up of Kayleigh Marie Morgan, Caitlyn Vanbeck, Soheila Clifford, Gifty Louise Agyeman, Emily Middlemas and Olivia Garcia.

The final groups are 5AM, Skarl3t, Four of Diamonds, The Brooks, Ottavio and Bradley and Tom and Laura while in the overs, Samantha Atkinson, James Wilson, Relley C, Christopher Peyton and Janet Grogan got through.

However then there was a wildcard twist: Each judge had to 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 - Samantha Lavery - was nominated by Louis, the Overs Wildcard - Saara Alto - was nominated by Nicole, the Groups Wildcard - Yes Lad - were nominated by Sharon and Simon nominated the Boys Wildcard, Ryan Lawrie, who actually went out back at bootcamp.

But that wasn't all either as Honey G made a comeback to join Sharon's Overs category after another act (Ivy Grace Paredes) was forced to quit.

It all means that a total of 28 acts will be heading out to judges' houses which airs next Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.

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