X Factor: which category does each judge have this year?

Published Tuesday, Sep 1 2015, 18:27 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor has revealed which category each judge will mentor this year, after the public voted on the fate of Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw.

And the results…

Simon – The Overs
Cheryl – The Groups
Rita – The Girls
Nick – The Boys

X Factor: judges find out what category they have

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The results were revealed via Twitter after viewers were asked for the first time to vote on who should mentor which category. Previously, producers decided and we had that scene where a nameless producer called each judge to break the news.

After viewers voted via Twitter, the results were revealed!

X Factor's latest series premiered at the weekend on ITV, bringing us all the action from the auditions which happened earlier this year. In real time, the successful auditionees will head to Boot Camp with the judges this week, where they will find out who goes through to Judges' Houses.

Once again, we'll see the Six Chair Challenge at Boot Camp, with the contestants singing for one of just six spots at Judges' Houses.

And then in a major twist, this year's Judges' Houses will be broadcast LIVE from four exotic destinations. That means we'll watch their performances at Judges' Houses live, and find out live who goes to live shows and who goes home.

Before the show started, music mogul Simon had said there was no weak category this year, as the overs, groups, girls and boys all have at least one contestant capable of winning.

"Interestingly, there's no weak category this year. I can see who the winner of each category could be. It could all change, we've only seen them for the first time," he said.

He added: "I think this year I also want it to feel more like a competition. Getting it into people's heads that yes you could have a record deal if you come third or fourth, but actually it's a badge of honour to say, 'I won'. That tells me in the real world that they are people who are more likely to do well. I am going to explain that to the contestants, I want fighters!"



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