The X Factor 2011 countdown: 4 days to go! A look back at series four...

Dannii Minogue

There's just four days to go until The X Factor 2011 kicks off, and today we continue our countdown as we look back at the past seven years of the show. Every reality show has a duff year, and for The X Factor - just like Big Brother before it - it was series four in 2007.

Picking out some video highlights from this rather boring series, that produced an even more boring winner, was hard - but here's what we managed to cobble together...

Dannii Minogue joins the show

The X Factor 2007 saw the first (permanent) line up of four judges, with Aussie popstar Dannii Minogue joining Simon, Sharon and Louis on the show. The move also saw the three categories become four, with the introduction of the Overs.

However whilst the new format worked well, the same can't be said about the chemistry between the judges, with Dannii and Sharon at each other's throats backstage.

In the end Dannii mentored two of her acts to the final, while Sharon quit the show the next year.

Worst audition ever

According to Simon Cowell...

Kylie Minogue performs on the final

Because if we're honest, it was the best thing about the final that year...

Four years on, let's hope this year's series has more to offer...

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