X Factor spoilers! First theme revealed and songs confirmed!


The first X Factor 2016's first live show theme has been announced today.

Last Sunday night saw the XFactor UK contestants confirmed for the live shows, as Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne completed their judges' houses with the Boys and Overs respectively.

Earlier on Saturday, we saw Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh pick their finalists in their respective Girls and Groups categories.

With The X Factor final 12 now settled it's on to the live shows and ITV have revealed the first theme is: Express Yourself.

Each of the final 12 contestants will perform a song that showcases who they are as artists in the hope of sealing their place in the competition for at least one more week.

So what are they all singing? Not all the song choices are in just yet but here are the few we do know...

X Factor 2016 song choices - Week 1


Emily Middlemas
Toxic - Britney Spears CHANGED (new song TBC).


Brooks Way (The Brooks)
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE

Boom, Boom, Boom - Vegaboys / Barbie Girl - Aqua


Ryan Lawrie
Perfect - One Direction


Saara Aalto
Let It Go - Idina Menzel

Meanwhile, show bosses have unveiled a brand new twist to decide the themes in future weeks.

Each Sunday, after the gut-wrenching eliminations, host Dermot O’Leary will be joined by a special guest who will spin the jukebox wheel to reveal to the remaining contestants and the viewers at home the following week’s theme.

Themes up for grabs include Oscars, Boy Band vs Girl Band, Disco, Motown, 80’s, Divas and - one we're VERY looking forward to - Louis Loves (the Louis Walsh collection).

The X Factor 2016 airs LIVE on ITV this Saturday from 8PM with the first performances.

Then on Sunday night at 8PM we'll be saying goodbye to one act in the first elimination of the series.

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