Here's a first full look at The X Factor 2016 which kicks off this weekend on ITV
This year’s 13th series is set to be fast paced, fun and fresh.. with a lot of familiar faces.
The panel we see the return of fan favourites as rock royalty Sharon Osbourne, pop sensation Nicole Scherzinger, chart maestro Louis Walsh and The X Factor creator and music mogul Simon Cowell are reunited on the judging panel.
They are joined by the nation’s favourite TV host, Dermot O’Leary, who is back to guide viewers through all of The X Factor action as well as providing hopefuls with those much-needed ‘Dermot hugs’.
And over on the Xtra Factor, Rylan Clark-Neal is back with Matt Edmondson for a brand new look Xtra Factor LIVE show on ITV2.
Also making a welcome comeback for this year’s series are the intimate room auditions where aspiring stars will find themselves face-to-face in front of the judges in a very personal setting.
The X Factor 2016 acts will start singing for the judges in the audition room, where they stand the chance of securing a place in the next stage of the competition at Bootcamp. Here the remaining hopefuls will perform for the judges again, with a choreography challenge and of course the all-important performance challenge where they will be grouped together to sing in lines.
Then once the judges have made their deliberations and have been given their individual categories, it’s every act for themselves with the return of the dramatic Six Chair Challenge. Here, for the first time in the competition, the hopefuls will have to impress a live audience of thousands as well as the judges to win one of the six sought after spots at each Judges’ House.
With the finalists chosen at Judges’ Houses, the search for the nation’s next singing sensation gets serious as the Live Shows begin. Expect big personalities, outstanding vocals and outrageous performances as the lucky final few and their judges go all out to make sure that they win the title of X Factor Champion 2016 and secure a life changing record contract.
The X Factor 2016 begins Saturday night at 8PM on ITV and continues Sunday at 8PM on ITV.