The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! The X Factor Big Twist has finally been revealed and it’s a good one.
This weekend there will be no public vote, instead the judges will choose four finalists to leave after only one performance.
Therefore at the end of the first week, only twelve of the sixteen acts will remain and will go on to face the public vote each week as normal.
We understand that the contestants were delivered the news yesterday.
Gary Barlow 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.”