The X Factor

Series 9 - Episode 6

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Review

Yet more auditions, tonight and tomorrow, as we enter the phase of the series where viewers traditionally start to wonder if there are too many audition shows. This year we were hoping swiftly to get to know new permanent judge Nicole Scherzinger — her fears, her dreams, the unique complexities of her soul — but have sadly been stymied by a series of guests temporarily sharing her chair. Could this weekend be the one where she stamps her personality on the show?

Summary

Guest judges Leona Lewis, Rita Ora, Mel B and Anastacia join the panel as the show comes to London, Manchester and Glasgow for the penultimate round of auditions before next week's boot camp. This year, in a break with the traditional format, vocal talents such as Lucy Spraggan and James Arthur have been encouraged to display their instrumental skills on stage, which has proved a great success with the audience. Dermot O'Leary hosts.
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