X Factor 2016 judges get glammed up for the live shows

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The X Factor 2016 goes LIVE this weekend for the first of this year's finals.

And the show's judges have glammed up alongside the finalists to celebrate.

The live finals begin this Saturday at 8PM on ITV for what will be the first stage of a 10-week elimination process up until the final in December.

Kicking off the series, each of the final 12 contestants will be taking to the stage and performing live for the first time, for the judges and audience at home.

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Dermot O’Leary leads the proceedings, while judges and mentors Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell take their seats behind the judges’ desk to battle it out with their contestants.

Louis has the Groups, Nicole the Boys, Simon the Girls and Sharon the Overs, with drama and disagreements, conflict is sure to follow.

Simon's Girls are: Samantha Lavery, Emily Middlemas and Gifty Louise.

Sharon's Overs are: Honey G, Saara Aalto and Relley C.

Louis' Groups are: Brooks Way, Bratavio and 5 After Midnight.

Nicole's Boys are: Matt Terry, Freddy Parker and Ryan Lawrie.

Following the performances, lines will open and it'll then be over to the viewers to save their favourite.

On Sunday’s show (8PM, ITV) we will see the first heart-breaking elimination, as Dermot O’Leary, tells the remaining acts who is safe and who has scored the lowest number of votes.

There will be a nail-biting sing-off before the first contestant leaves the competition.

As usual, throughout the Sunday live shows an outstanding line-up of guest stars will perform.

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