The X Factor 2017 will see a slight new twist to this year’s six chair challenge.
Once again this year’s show will see the contestants face the ‘brutal’ Six Chair Challenge as they compete for a spot in judges’ houses.
They’ll be singing for judges Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh plus a huge live crowd at London’s Wembley Arena.
In the Six Chair Challenge, the remaining acts in each category will perform one by one.
But for this year, that category’s mentor will sit separately from the other judges.
The remaining three judges will sit together and offer up their comments and critiques of the performance, before passing over to the category’s mentor to pick who goes through.
Sharon was first to try out the new set up with her category, joking as she took up her single seat away from her fellow judges: “I feel like I’ve done something wrong. Do I smell or something?”
According to The Sun, Sharon had a tough time in the hot seat as the audience made their views on who should and shouldn’t go through quite apparent.
“It’s been a cruel night, it’s unbelievable how much talent there is. Come on guys, be nice,” Sharon told the crowd.
As always, the mentor of each category will have all the power to decide who gets a ‘seat’ at judges’ houses.
Once all six seats are full, the mentor in charge 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.
From there, each judge will select three acts (at least based on past years) to take through to the live shows which are expected to begin at the end of October.
The X Factor 2017 continues Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.
Bootcamp concludes on Saturday before Six Chair Challenge starts on Sunday.