X Factor 2016: New voting twist revealed that will shake up the sing off


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The X Factor has revealed a brand new voting twist that will shake up the results show.

The bottom two is no more and instead the acts will now be singing to avoid the bottom three.

As always, the contestants will each perform the Saturday night show before lines open to vote, both via phone and the app.

The X Factor's new voting twist


On Sunday night, the three acts with the fewest votes will be put up for elimination.

There will then be a SECOND round of 'flash' voting during the live results show. This vote will last for approximately 4 minutes and will only involve the app.

Viewers will be asked to vote for their favourite of the bottom three acts to SAVE them from the sing off.

The act that tops this vote will avoid having to sing again and go straight through to next weekend.

The remaining two acts from the Bottom 3 (who may or may not actually be the two with the fewest votes from the weekend) will then sing-off.

From there, the format returns to normal with the judges deciding who goes.

If the panel's votes are tied, the decision goes to deadlock and reverts back to the public's vote.

It's the latest shake up to Sunday night's live show following another twist announced earlier in the week.

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.

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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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