X Factor 2016: Who's in the live shows revealed tonight and Simon Cowell finds it tough

MEL B , EMMA AND SIMON COWELL.

Who's in The X Factor 2016 live shows for the Groups and Girls is revealed tonight.

First up is the groups, who each perform for mentor Louis Walsh and his guest judges Fleur East and Alesha Dixon in Ibiza.

At the deliberation, Louis tells the girls: "I honestly don't know how I'm going to do it, I want to give them all a chance."

Louis then teases: "It's not just about singing on The X Factor, we need entertainment, we need fun.... I'm going to do the right thing."

4 OF DIAMONDS
4 OF DIAMONDS

Meanwhile, the seven acts through to judges' houses reflect.

4 Of Diamonds say: "It could all get taken away from you or it could all get 10 times better. It's the unknown."

Wildcard Yes Lad tell cameras "The odds are stacked against us, it was a knock back the first time, it would be heartbreaking first time."

5AM declare: "We're literally so ready for this, we've been fighting since we came out and we'll carry on fighting."

And at judges' houses with Louis for a second time, The Brooks add: "We just really wan to get to that final stage because it would mean the world to us."

Meanwhile, Simon Cowell makes the decisions about the girls with the help of Spice Girls Mel B and Emma Bunton.

Simon starts off the deliberation asking the pair to pick three finalists saying: "I'm not going to make the first decision."

But when they do, Simon reacts: "That person was not on my radar."

He later tells them: "Thank you for absolutely nothing. You've given me nothing!"

Finding it difficult to finalise his three girls, Simon concludes: "Here's what I'm going to suggest, every other judge puts through three, I put through five.

MEL B , EMMA AND SIMON COWELL.
MEL B , EMMA AND SIMON COWELL.

"There are no rulebooks I made the show up. There are no rules."

The girls themselves wait on nervously.

"It's terrifying just knowing there's nothing I can do right now," says Emily Middlemas.

A tearful Soheila Clifford adds: "Getting through to the live shows is everything, I just hope I'd done enough."

And Caitlyn concludes: "If you've come this far, to go home now, it's going to be heart breaking."

The X Factor airs tonight from 8PM on ITV.

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