The judges find out which section of the competition they are mentor for. Sharon is in charge of the under 25's, Louis has the groups while Simon has the over 25's. By the end of the first session the judges are forced to eliminate acts from their section of the competition. By the end of the episode each judge is forced to eliminate even more performers.
Each X Factor judge is in charge of a different section of singers on the show. The judges do not know what section of the competition they will be in charge of until the audition process has finished. Each judge then has to pick four acts to take forward to the live section of the show. Each week the two acts with the lowest amount of public votes have to sing again in a final showdown after which the judges decide who should be eliminated. Once there are only five acts left remaining it becomes left to the public to decide who should go.