Yes, tomorrow night sees the return of one of the most talked about shows of the year, whether you love it or loathe it.
The X Factor returns this Saturday to ITV at 8pm with an all new judging panel (well returning judges) and our favourite host Dermot O’Leary is back on board to try and rescue the sinking ship.
Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Simon Cowell will be searching for the next Sam Bailey, Louisa Johnson, Ben Haenow, Leon Jackson or Matt Cardle…… yes I find it hard to remember them as well but we did get some credible pop acts at one time in the form of Little Mix, One Direction and Leona Lewis.
The show has been revamped with the smaller Room Auditions making a comeback, the bootcamp stage moved to a secret location and apparently a lighter feel to the harshness we have seen in recent years where people were put on TV to be humiliated. They just be taking notes from The Voice producers on this one.
Already I have seen some of the potential acts (most of which have been hand selected to audition and majority already have management) and we are in for a good year of talent if they don’t try to mess with them too much. We are also in for the traditional class clowns like Jedward, Chico, Rylan and Wagner which we love to watch and in the end they become more entertaining than the actual winners.
So in short, strap yourself in for the next 12 weeks and enjoy wannabe singers, has-been pop stars and a lot of tears and emotional back stories as X Factor kicks off.
For now, here is the first of the joke acts for this year and Nicole seems to love him: