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Series 9 - Episode 1
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According to the publicity material, the judges say they’ve left no stone left unturned in their search to find the nation’s next singing sensation. But we all know what creepy creatures live under stones.
It’s the first of several weeks of auditions and the press has already run stories of diva-ish behaviour from a few contestants, despite the change in rules that is presumably aimed at turning
The X Factor
into a more serious singing contest like The Voice. This time anyone over the age of 16 can enter, even if he or she is already an amateur artist and currently has (or has had) a management deal.
New girl joining Gary Barlow, Tulisa and Louis Walsh on the judging panel
is gorgeous Nicole Scherzinger, onetime Pussycat Doll, although in the pre-boot camp stages there is a succession of guests including Geri Halliwell.
The talent extravaganza returns for a ninth series as Gary Barlow, Tulisa and Louis Walsh search for the nation's next singing sensation. At this year's auditions, several famous guest judges, including Leona Lewis, Geri Halliwell and Anastacia, were brought in to fill the empty seat left by Kelly Rowland, before Nicole Scherzinger became her permanent replacement. In the opening edition, Mel B joins the panel in Manchester, and Nicole is in London and Cardiff. Highlights include a student who writes her own songs, and a Pink tribute act who storms off the stage. Dermot O'Leary hosts.
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Who are Rak-Su? Meet The X Factor 2017 group who are killing it with their original songs
The X Factor week four: who sang the best?
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Who is Kevin Davy White? The X Factor 2017 singer who previously auditioned for The Voice
The X Factor 2017 week 4 live shows: who's singing what in Crazy in Love Week?
Who is Matt Linnen? Meet the plasterer hoping to be an X Factor 2017 star
Who is Holly Tandy? Meet the youngest contestant on The X Factor 2017