This week's big X Factor 2011 twist has been revealed on the official ITV1 website, with FOUR of the finalists leaving in the first week! OMG! And what's worse, it'll be the JUDGES making the decisions, as the mentors are asked to pick their top acts in their category!
We'd hate to be in the shoes of the judges this weekend!
After all sixteen of the finalists have performed on Saturday night it's time for what is sure to be a sleepless night as their future hangs in the balance.
It's a brilliant twist that's sure to cause plenty of drama and no doubt plenty of tears.
The judges delivered the news to the contestants earlier today, and told them that their future in the competition would be based on Saturday night's performance alone!
Gary said: "We thought rather than wait until Saturday night we'll talk about the twist. This is The X Factor stage – it’s one thing singing by the pool but it all changes here. This is where stars are born, like Leona – it’s all going to feel very different on Saturday."
Speaking to the acts, Kelly revealed: "We want you to put your best foot forward, make the decision hard for us and let us know why you need to stay."
Meanwhile Louis Walsh added: "It’s a level playing field – we want to see your passion, we want to see a star, it’s all to play for."
Reassuring the hopefuls, Tulisa said: "Please understand all of you that none of us have made our decision. It’s a clean slate and we are making our decision as if we have never seen you before."
It all kicks off on ITV1 from 7:30PM Saturday night!
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