X Factor 2016 bootcamp! Here's ALL you need to know...

X Factor bootcamp twist: The wall of songs

The X Factor 2016 bootcamp kicks off this weekend and here's all you need to know!

It may feel as though the auditions have only just started but with two episodes a week they'll be over this evening.

Bootcamp then kicks off straight away in TONIGHT'S show.


When is The X Factor bootcamp on TV?

Bootcamp will air in one and a bit parts, beginning at the end of this evening's episode at 8PM on ITV.

Then we've got a special bumper bootcamp episode tomorrow (Sunday) night from the earlier time of 7:30PM.

After that, the contestants will split into their respective categories (Girls, Boys, Overs, Groups) and take on the six chair challenge.

So how many acts have made it through?

Following all of the auditions, which conclude tonight, we'll have 120 acts left in the competition across the four categories.

How will bootcamp work?

This year's botcamp is rather simplified with the one main challenge as the acts sing in groups of three.

Each trio of acts will perform the same song in front of the judges and other acts and will either get a instant rejection (ouch) or put forward to the deliberation stage.

Once all the acts have performed, the judges will make anther cut from those that remain, deciding who will make six chairs.

What's this about a wall of songs?

In order to decide who's singing what and who with, the contestants face the so-called 'wall of songs'. On the wall are 150 pieces of paper representing 50 songs, each repeated three times.

On a signal, the acts race towards the wall and fight for a song choice they want before grouping with the other acts who made the same choice to sing for the judges.


When will the judges find out their categories?

Only once the end of bootcamp is done and dusted and all the cuts have been made will the contestants through to six chairs find out their mentors.

And then the six chair challenge begins?

Yes! Next Saturday and Sunday night, the judges will each have to pick the top six acts from their category for judges' houses.

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