X Factor 2016 voting: Vote for FREE via official app

How to voe on X Factor for free

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The X Factor 2016 will feature free voting this year and here is just how to vote.

For only the third time in X Factor's 13 year history, you'll be able to vote for free using the show's official app.

You can vote by downloading the free iOS or Android version of The Official X Factor app on your smartphone or tablet

> Get the X Factor 2016 app for iOS devices: DOWNLOAD HERE

> Get the X Factor 2016 app for Android devices: DOWNLOAD HERE

Clear voting instructions appear within the app and you can only vote a maximum of FIVE TIMES in each round of voting.

You can use your free votes on just one contestant or split them between any combination of contestants.

Or you could just not us them at all - but note they don't rollover to the next week, so use them or lose them!

If you don't want to or can't use the app, you'll still be able to vote via phones or mobiles using the numbers given out in Saturday night's live show.

Lines for phone, mobile and app votes will close at the same time as announced during Sunday night's live results programme.

This weekend sees the first of 10 live shows as the lucky final 12 contestants face the music.

This year, Simon Cowell is mentoring the Girls category made up of Emily Middlemas, Gifty Louise and Samantha Lavery. Nicole will be keeping the Boys in check with the Schermazing Freddy Parker, Matt Terry and Ryan Lawrie.

Sharon and the Overs - Honey G, Relley C and Saara Aalto - will be proving that age is nothing but a number. Louis has the Groups - The Brooks, Bratavio and 5 After Midnight who will take to the stage.

The X Factor 2016 airs live this Saturday and Sunday night at 8PM.

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