X Factor 2012 live shows: It's the yearly Halloween special!

Kye Sones (X Factor 2012)

It's time for The X Factor's yearly Halloween special, and this one is set to be just as underwhelming as those in the past.

How exactly a singing competition can have a Halloween theme we'll never know, and if the tonight's X Factor song choices are anything to go by, even the judges don't get it.

Kye will be kicking things off with that well known Halloween anthem, Let Me Entertain You.

His mentor Gary Barlow confessed: "This takes me back to a funny place in my life.

“I was incredibly jealous of Robbie’s career when he released this song, so he was my least favourite person in the world at that point.”

Meanwhile favourite Ella Henderson has teased she'll be taking a rock song and putting her own soulful spin on it.

“I’m excited about this week’s song,” she said at rehearsals yesterday. “It’s quite a big song and it’s a rock song as well so I’m having to change it to be more soulful and more what I do.”

But despite our grumpiness about the theme, the contestants are certainly excited.

Union J tweeted this morning: "Cant wait for halloween theme night on the x factor tonight....oooo scary times 🙂 jjx"

And Kye added: "Who's looking forward to tonight "HALLOWEEN" X factor show?!!! Gonna be a wicked show!!"

This weekend will see only nine acts performing, with Lucy Spraggan given a free pass into the next round after coming down with illness.

> X Factor 2012: Lucy Spraggan too ill to sing tonight!

Meanwhile, Lucy's pal Rylan Clark has also come down with illness, and it's unclear whether he too will miss tonight's show.

He tweeted his followers this morning: "F**k I'm ill "

> X Factor 2012 spoilers: Halloween songlist

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] continues tonight with a spooky Halloween themed episode as the remaining ten contestants perform live once again.

The latest results show follows tomorrow evening, which will feature performances from Fun. and Robbie Williams, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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