X Factor 2016 results! How the new bottom three twist works...


It's The X Factor 2016's first results show is tonight and there's a brand new format.

As announced by host Dermot O'Leary on last night's live show, the bottom two is no more.

Instead the acts will now be singing to avoid the bottom three.

As usual, the contestants each performed the on Saturday night show before lines opened to vote, both via phone and the app.

Nothing new there.

The X Factor results' new voting twist

But on the Sunday night, it'll be the three acts with the fewest votes will be put up for elimination.

Lines then open AGAIN - this time only via the app, where voting is free - for just 4 minutes.

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 second 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.

The judges will then decide who gets the axe as would usually happen.

And of course, if the panel's votes are tied, the decision goes to deadlock and reverts back to the public's vote.

Tonight's X Factor 2016 results will also see a new jukebox twist tested for the first time.

Host Dermot will be joined on stage 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 tonight from 8PM on ITV.

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