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The actual number of votes cast for each act is not revealed, nor even the order; according to a spokesman, "We would never reveal the voting figures during the competition as it could give contestants an unfair advantage and spoil the competition for viewers". Walsh revealed in October that the houses the contestants visit may not actually belong to the judges, but are sometimes rented for the purpose.
In the initial live shows, each act performs once in the first show in front of a studio audience and the judges, usually singing over a pre-recorded backing track. Novelty acts Alongside the more serious acts who are contesting to win the competition or gain enough exposure to secure a future recording contract, The X Factor usually has at least one "novelty act" or "joke act" in the live shows.
This then returned to 16 as of series Dancers are also commonly featured. From series 6 onwards, the results show begins with a group performance from the remaining contestants. In the first two series, acts usually chose a cover of a pop standard or contemporary hit. Series 6 saw a change to the live show format: From its inception up to series 7, the final took place in the same studio as the live shows.
Bootcamp — a series of challenges and knockout rounds series 1—9the Six-Chair Challenge series 10—11, 15— or both series 12—14 Stage 4: In series 3, a twist occurred where the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated, and the two with the next fewest votes performed in the "final showdown" as normal.
Producers' auditions — these auditions are un-televised, and decide who will sing in front of the judges Stage 2: Results Before the results are announced, there are live or pre-recorded performances from one or more invited celebrities, often with performers connected to the week's theme.
From series 6—9, the judges' auditions were held in front of a live audience and the acts sang over a backing track. In the 12th series, the public chose which judge mentored which category via a Twitter vote.
A round of first auditions is held in front of producers months before the show is aired, either by application and appointment, or at "open" auditions that anyone can attend. Live shows finals Note: For series 6, the minimum age returned to 16, meaning that the Boys category became 16—24 males and the Girls category became 16—24 females.
In series 13, the second stage of Bootcamp was cut down and the judges made the decisions on who to send through to the next stage of the competition. After each act has performed, the judges comment on their performance. Ties became possible with the introduction of a fourth judge in series 4. The X Factor house The selected finalists either 9, 12, 13 or 16 acts move into shared accommodation to take part in the show.
In the first four series the bottom two contestants reprised their earlier song, but from series 5 they were able to pick new songs.
Celebrity guest performers also feature regularly. Viewers are then given a few minutes to vote to save one of the bottom three, with the winner of the lifeline vote avoiding the final showdown.
The house accommodates both contestants and TV production staff  and footage from the house is often used in spin-off show The Xtra Factor. Once the number of contestants has been reduced to four series 1 and 3five series 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 or seven series 7the format changes.
Contestant in or mentor of "16—24s" category Contestant in or mentor of "Boys" category Contestant in or mentor of "Girls" category Contestant in or mentor of "Overs", "Over 25s", "Over 28s" or "Over 30s" category Contestant in or mentor of "Groups" category Contestant in or mentor of "Underdogs" category Series.
With the addition of a fourth judge in series 4, this was split into separate male and female sections, making four categories in all: It features an array of finalists and other memorable contestants from the most recent The X Factor series and is hosted by Jeff Brazier.
It is up to the mentor to decide, which act they want to take to judges' houses, but once all six spots are full, if the mentor wants to send another act through to the next stage it means they have to replace one of those who were previously given a yes.
For series 14, the format of the live shows was revised significantly: Judges make decisions on who to put through to judges' houses straight after each act has performed, with those getting a yes taking terry fator slot machine chair in the final six chairs on stage. As the results are announced, the contestant who had the lowest viewer votes on each night is announced and leaves the show immediately; the winning contestant is announced thereafter.
However, from series 8 onwards, due to the success of the arena auditions, the final now takes place at Wembley Arenaaccommodating a larger stage and a much larger audience in series 9, however, the final took place at Manchester Central as Wembley Arena was unavailable.
Heated disagreements, usually involving judges defending their contestants against criticism, are a regular feature of the show. Acts occasionally accompany themselves on guitar or piano.
Judges' houses — either pre-recorded series 1—11, 13— or live series 12 Stage 5: Series 12 used the same format as series 9, in which each category had three acts before one wildcard was added. Despite the flash vote eliminating all possibilities of deadlock, it quickly drew criticism from viewers and was quickly dropped after several weeks.
Lines now open for viewers to vote at the start of each show, and then close during the results show.
The voting window has once again been shortened; in that viewers only have a few minutes to vote for their favourite acts after all the contestants on the night have performed.
Writing for The Telegraph, Olly Mann felt that this change was unwelcoming.
In this variation, the act who polled the fewest votes on Saturday's show is automatically eliminated. The two acts with the next fewest votes on Sunday then perform in the final showdown. From the third series, each live show has had a different theme; each contestant's song is chosen according to the theme.
Also in series 12, the Over 25s category was renamed to "Overs". Auditions This section is written like a personal reflection or opinion essay that states a Wikipedia editor's personal feelings about a topic.
After the Bootcamp round, the mentor challenges their contestants through the Six-Chair Challenge. We love an underdog A live audience was added to the second stage from series 4 onwards one exception in series 5 saw the live audience in the first stage instead, and another in series 7 saw it being axed altogether due to Cole's and Minogue's absencesand the performances at both stages now take place at Wembley Arena from series 7 onwards the first use of the live audience at the arena was in series 8.
From series 10, the judges' room auditions were brought back; successful acts then later went onto the judges' arena auditions. This format was very poorly rated by many members of the British public.
Then in series 9, it reduced back to three each, but one wildcard was added, meaning there were 13 finalists. However, the song is pre-recorded and the contestants mime, due to problems with the number of microphones.
As of series 14, the contestants are split into two halves competing on Saturday and Sunday night, respectively, therefore each week is a double elimination. Terry fator slot machine series 1—5, both live shows were broadcast on Saturday nights.