The X Factor 2016: meet all the live acts

Simon Cowell's Boys, Nicole Scherzinger's Girls, Sharon Osbourne's Overs and Louis Walsh's lovely Groups – find out all the news and gossip for this year's X Factor contestants

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We’ve been through auditions, Boot Camp, the horrible Six Chair Challenge and Judges’ Houses, but we’re finally here: The X Factor 2016 live shows. And we’re starting to find out just a little bit more about the acts who will be taking to the stage.

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Sure, judges have been doing more than their fair share of controversial swapping this year – hey Honey G – but now Simon, Sharon, Louis and Nicole have to live with the acts they’ve chosen.

(Apart from Louis, that is, who had to bring in replacement group Four of Diamonds after Brooks Way were forced to leave the show.)

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Click the images below to find out more about all the acts in this year’s show, and watch all their performances from first audition to Judges’ Houses.

Nicole Scherzinger’s Boys

Freddy Parker

Matt Terry

Ryan Lawrie

Simon Cowell’s Girls

Emily Middlemas

Gifty Louise

Samantha Lavery

Louis Walsh’s Groups

5 After Midnight

Bratavio

Four of Diamonds

Sharon Osbourne’s Overs

Honey G

Relley C

Saara Aalto