Firstly, the live shows are being spread across two nights, with half of the acts performing on Saturday and half on Sunday. Secondly, the sing-off between the bottom two acts has been scrapped – the most unpopular act now gets booted off the show without a fight, or say from the judges. That meant last night singer Spencer Sutherland left the competition after just one performance.
However, there is still a sing-off in the competition between the top two performers, with the most popular act of Saturday going against Sunday’s top act. They now compete for a star musical prize.
All in all, it was a little bit confusing for gif-happy viewers at home…
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And even the normally flawless host Dermot O’Leary was left a bit miffed. After revealing singer Grace Davies was the top act of the night, he told her she’d won a trip to New York to see singer Pink. She hadn’t – Davies has still got to compete with the winner of tonight’s show to get the prize.
But fortunately, Davies was on the ball about the format change and corrected O’Leary.
An embarrassing moment for Dermot, but fantastic TV for everyone at home…