X Factor 2013 live shows: How does the flash vote work?

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The XFactor 2013 live shows kick off this Saturday night, and there's a new voting format.

This weekend will see the premiere of the show's new 'Flash Vote' format, which will see one of the bottom two contestants who will face the sing-off revealed on the Saturday night.

But just how does this latest ratings grabbing twist work?

On Saturday night, once every contestant has performed, voting lines will open for just under ten minutes, giving viewers the opportunity to save their favourite act from the bottom two.

After voting lines have closed and the votes have been counted and verified, the contestant with the lowest number of votes will be revealed and told that they face the sing-off tomorrow night.

Voting lines for the remaining contestants will then reopen until Sunday night’s show where the second contestant to face the sing off will be revealed.

The two acts will sing off as usual before the judges decide who stays and goes.

However, bosses have yet to confirm how a deadlock situation - where the judges cannot agree on who to send home - will be decided.

Previously, the contestant with the fewest votes in the public poll has been sent home, but the new flash vote format will see two different polls.

Do you like the twist? Do you think it will work? Add your comments below!

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