X Factor 2016: Nicole Scherzinger makes quite the entrance at judges' houses

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Nicole Scherzinger makes a typically understated entrance to X Factor's houses' houses this weekend.

The mentor of the boys category is seen casually arriving at her French villa as she sets to work on picking the finalists for the live shows.

Christian Burrows, Freddy Parker, James Hughes, Matt Terry, Nate Simpson, Niall Sexton and and wild card Ryan Lawrie are all in with a shot of making the cut.

And to help her out, Nicole has enlisted the help of DJ and music producer Calvin Harris.

BOYS WITH NICOLE AND CALVIN
BOYS WITH NICOLE AND CALVIN

At judges' houses, the boys will each sing for Nicole and Calvin before they decide on three for the live finals of the competition which are now a little over a week away.

In all, a total of 28 acts have made it through to his penultimate stage of the competition.

Alongside Nicole and her Boys there are are Simon Cowell's Girls: Caitlyn Vanbeck, Emily Middlemas, Gifty Louise, Kayleigh Marie Morgan, Olivia Garcia, Soheila Clifford and wild card Samantha Lavery.

Sharon Osbourne's Overs: Samantha Atkinson, James Wilson, Relley C, Christopher Peyton, Janet Grogan, Honey G and and wild card Saara Aalto.

And finally, Louis Walsh's Groups: 5 AM, Skarl3t, Four of Diamonds, The Brooks, Ottavio and Bradley, Tom and Laura and wild card Yes Lad.

Offering a glimpse into the jet set lifestyle that The X Factor winner could have, this weekend the four categories travel to glamorous destinations across the world. With just one more chance to impress their mentor, each act will be hoping to convince them that they have the star quality required to reach the live shows.

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As Nicole and the guys lap up the sun in Nice, the Groups category will jet off to Ibiza to sing for Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell invites the Girls category to Malibu and the Overs category are hosted by Sharon Osbourne in her home in Los Angeles.

Louis will be joined by 2015 X Factor runner up Fleur East and Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon, Simon recruits former Spice Girls, Mel B and Emma Bunton and Sharon reunites with singer Robbie Williams.

Find out who gets through to the LIVE SHOWS during the judges' houses when The X Factor continues on ITV Saturday 1st October at 8pm and Sunday 2nd October at 7.30pm.

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