There’s a three way sing off on The X Factor 2017 tonight as Louis Walsh takes charge.
So far we’ve seen the Girls, mentored by Sharon Osbourne and Groups, mentored by Simon Cowell, complete their line ups for judges’ houses.
Tonight’s episode sees the Overs with Nicole Scherzinger and the Boys with Louis taking on the Six Chair Challenge.
As always, the contestants in each category perform for all the judges and a live audience at Wembley Arena.
But only that category’s mentor has the power to decide who gets one of six seats at judges’ houses.
Louis’ time in the hot seat ends in a sing off, starting with 24-year-old singer from Ohio, USA, Spencer Sutherland and 17 year-old college student from Cornwall, Benji Matthews.
Spencer sings Sam Cooke’s A Change Is Gonna Come while Benji performs Alicia Keys’ If I Ain’t Got Yo.
However that’s not enough drama for Louis, who then asks 23 year-old student from The Valleys, South Wales, Lloyd Macey to join the sing-off.
Lloyd sings John Legend’s Start A Fire as the boys all compete for a chair.
“It’s never easy with Louis,” remarks host Dermot O’Leary from the sidelines.
More boys fighting for a place this evening are Aidan Martin, a 27-year-old barman from London, Russell Jones, a 25 year-old nursing home singer from Wales and Jack Mason, a 18-year-old busker from Aldershot.
We also meet two brand new hopefuls in the category: Leon Mallet and Alex Mallett. The pair are brothers and singers from Norwich who originally auditioned as a duo called ITG but are now competing as individuals.
See who gets a seat (and keeps it) tonight on ITV.
The X Factor 2017 airs this evening at 7PM on ITV.