The X Factor may have gone back to its roots this year with the return of Dermot O’Leary, the audition rooms, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh – but it seems Simon Cowell just can’t help himself from adding new twists.
First we had the manic Wall of Songs, and now a mechanical jukebox has been added to the live shows at Wembley.
As the final 12 acts prepare to take the stage, ITV has revealed that the song themes for the upcoming shows will be determined by an on-stage, mechanical jukebox. A “special guest” will join Dermot every Sunday after the eliminations and will spin the jukebox wheel to reveal the following week’s theme.
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