X Factor gossip! Backstage tears and fears over last minute song changes

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There are just hours to go until The X Factor 2016 live shows kick off and backstage things are tense.

5 After Midnight (previously 5AM) singer Jordan has admitted the pressure is showing.

"I’ve been crying loads about being away from home," he confessed this week. “Everyone in your area is depending on you.

"I try to enjoy myself – but we’re all human, right?”

Speaking of tonight's performance with his two bandmates, Jordan added: “It’s been hard to nail things but we want to be on the ball on Saturday… it’s tough.

“Finding the cameras and the staging is hard but we’re getting there.”

Another act who is finding things difficult is Nicole Scherzinger's Freddy Parker.

"My voice is knackered already – I’m on voice rest all the time," he said. "As soon as we moved into the house they put me on voice rest. It’s so bad.

"It’s the filming, doing interviews and singing all the time… my vocal stamina is so poor at the moment I have to work on it."

To top it off, Freddy changed his song with just 24 hours to go.

He revealed: “It’s a song I know already and I love it to pieces but it is stressful but I have just Friday to practise and my rehearsal slot isn’t until later on in the day."

> X Factor 2016 spoilers: First song choices and theme confirmed!

The X Factor 2016 airs live tonight from 8PM on ITV with the results on Sunday night at 8PM.

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