When The X Factor returns tonight for its first round of Boot Camp auditions, the contestants will have to choose a song from the ‘Wall of Songs’ once more, it’s been revealed. With tracks scattered across the wall and all of the contestants told to go and grab one at the same time, the race is on for the best song possible; will everybody’s favourites be able to come through with their choices?
Once they’ve chosen a song, the contestants will once again have to impress the four Judges; Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger, if they’re to make it to the coveted Arena Auditions stage of Boot Camp.
Dermot O’Leary will of course be guiding the contestants through their journey, and the show’s host said of the upcoming episodes: “I really enjoyed warbling along to the wall of songs. It’s fast becoming an X Factor tradition. I’m not entirely sure I helped, there were a fair few blank faces but I’m backing on Simon watching and signing me up.”
Choosing the right song could mean the difference between making it through to the next stage of the competition and being sent home, so the pressure is truly on for all of the contestants in this week’s episode.
When it comes to the bookies, Grace Davies is the current favourite to win the entire series of X Factor with odds of 9/4, with Sean and Conor Price right behind her on odds of 9/2. Rak-Su, The CutKelvins and Deanna round out the top five with odds of 9/1, 12/1 and 14/1 respectively.
Previous favourite Anthony Russell will no longer be taking part in the show despite impressing the judges early on, citing “personal reasons” for his backing out. He will still however be seen on our screens in the weeks to come.
An official statement read: “Earlier this month, due to personal reasons, Anthony withdrew from the show. We are sad to see him go and wish him all the best for the future.”
You can find out who picks what song when The X Factor continues tonight (Saturday, September 30) and tomorrow (Sunday, October 1) at 8pm on ITV.
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