By the end of today the judges will have to pick their three acts to take forward to the live shows. First though the judges have to whittle down their remainindg acts to just five. The final five in each section have one last chance to impress their mentors before they will learn their fate. Sharon picks Tabby, Roberta and Cassie to take through after some serious soul searching. Louis picks G4 Voices With Soul and 2 To Go. Simon selects Rowetta, Verity and Steve. For the six disappointed acts the competition ends here.
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.