X Factor: Contestants await elimination

Tonight four of the final 16 will be eliminated from the show as last year’s winner returns to perform.

While the ratings for the first live show of the series is down on last year, the interest in the show and the contestants remains high. Millions are expected to tune in to tonight to see the four judges’ decide which act from their category should be sent home. The 12 remaining acts will go through to next weekend’s live shows, where the public will get to vote for the first time.

Last year’s winner Matt Cardle is returning to the stage tonight to perform his new single. ‘Forget You’ singer Ceelo Green is also performing during the show tonight.