One of the toughest decisions for the X Factor judges at the moment is whittling down the talent. This week we’ll see them decide the 12 acts that make the live shows, meaning 12 will go. The judges brought in some friends to help them make the right choice.
Simon Cowell, Cherl Fernandez-Versini, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora brought in some friends as guest judges however this year there’s a twist because the contestants won’t find out who has progressed to the live shows until this weekend’s live broadcast from the Wembley studios.
Simon Cowell’s guest judge was One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson. The 23-year-old joined Simon in the South of France to help choose three contestants out of six to perform on the live shows. They watched Max Stone, Ebru, Bupsi, Jennifer Phillips, Kerri-Anne Phillips and Anton Stephans perform.
Meanwhile in Rome, Cheryl sought help to make her decision from rising star Jess Glynne. They listened to Menn On Point, Alien, 4th Power, The First Kings, Silver Tone and Beklin.
New X Factor judge Nick stayed closer to home in the South of England and was joined by music producer and DJ Mark Ronson. The two had a tough decision to make as they watched Ben Clarke, Simon Lynch, Mason Noise, Che Chesterman, Josh Daniel and Sean Miley Moore.
Rita Ora was joined by American singer Meghan Trainer in Los Angeles. They watched the girls Havva Rebke, Lauren Murray, Kiera Weathers, Monica Michaels, Louisa Johnson and Chloe Paige.
The judges won’t reveal their decision until the live show this weekend but the audience at home have the chance to voice their opinion using the X Factor app’s Fifth Judge area.
Who are your favourite acts so far?