X Factor 2017 judges' categories REVEALED - spoilers!

Which category do The X Factor judges have this year?

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The X Factor 2017 judges’ have been given their categories for the new series, but who’s got what this year?.

This year the judges – Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh – have again been given their categories before the Six Chair Challenge which filmed earlier this year.

The contestants were gathered for the announcement at London’s Wembley Arena back in July before they performed for the panel in a bid to make judges’ houses.

And here’s the judges’ categories for The X Factor 2017…

X Factor judges’ categories 2017

This series, Simon has got the Groups, Nicole has the Overs, Sharon returns to the show with the Girls and Louis is back with the Boys.


Apparently, there has been some clashes over the categories.

Speaking at this year’s launch last month, Sharon explained: “There’s always conflict – that’s what’s so exiting you can’t all smile all the time.

“My conflict is that Nicole wanted my category – and I’m so happy.”

Meanwhile, Nicole revealed to HELLO! magazine recently: “It’s interesting because I have a feeling about somebody who is going to win – but they’re not in my category.

“I’m upset because [the producers] were going to give me a category and I said, ‘No, I want this one instead’. I got what I wanted but I really should have had what they were going to give me.

“But that’s OK. It will work out. Everything happens for a reason.”

From next weekend on ITV, each judge is in charge of their respective category deciding who goes or who stays.

In the six chair challenge, the remaining acts in each category will perform one by one for all four judges and a live audience who will offer their comments and critiques.

And in a new twist for this year, The Sun reports that the mentor for that category will sit away from the other judges on their own with the sole power to decide decide whether or not to give the contestant a ‘seat’ in the next round.

Once all six seats are full, the mentor in charge of the category must then decide who to swap and replace in the seats if they want to take any further acts through.

Only those who are left sitting at the end will make it through to judges’ houses.

For now, The X Factor continues tonight (Sunday, October 1) with bootcamp.

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