X Factor 2012 live shows to allow contestants to sing original tracks

Kye Sones (X Factor 2012)

The X Factor 2012 live shows will follow the auditions and allow the contestants to sing their own songs, it has been revealed.

The Daily Star Sunday report today that the live finals will be revamped, allowing the acts to sing their own tracks as well as play their own instruments.

It will no doubt mean that there will be an end to theme weeks, with past themes including the likes of 'Lady GaGa & Queen week' and 'Take That & Wham' requiring contestants to sing certain covers.

The X Factor 2012 auditions have already seen plenty of original performances.

The opening audition show saw 16-year-old [tag]Ella Henderson[/tag] performing an emotional track for the panel in memory of her late grandad.

And last night viewers watched as 20-year-old [tag]Lucy Spraggan[/tag] wowed the judges with her more upbeat and comedic take on drunken nights out.

The song, which Lucy had previously released for download, has already shot itself into the iTunes Top 40 less than 24 hours after the show aired.

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows will start in the autumn on ITV1.

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