X Factor: ‘Big Twist’ revealed

ITV has confirmed that this weekend’s twist will see four of the contestants being eliminated.

There will be no public vote this week as the judges’ will eliminate one contestant from their category. This will whittle down the final 16 to 12. The judges’ told the contestants the news yesterday afternoon, promising them that they will base their decisions on the performance they give on Saturday, rather than what they have seen in the past.

“We thought rather than wait until Saturday night we’ll talk about the twist. This is The X Factor stage – it’s one thing singing by the pool but it all changes here. This is where stars are born, like Leona – it’s all going to feel very different on Saturday.” – Gary Barlow said to X Factor website

There has been speculation all week as to what the twist would involve. Rumours spread online that some contestants who didn’t make it through the live shows would have a chance to re-enter. The wild-card surprise was the big twist used last year to launch the live shows.

“Please understand all of you that none of us have made our decision. It’s a clean slate and we are making our decision as if we have never seen you before.” – Tulisa (pictured)speaking the the hopefuls

The first live show airs tomorrow on ITV 1 at 7.30pm with the results on Sunday at 8.00pm