The remaining finalists perform live for the eighth time. This week's theme is rock songs and everyone has to perform twice. After each act has performed the judges give their verdicts on what they have heard. Most of the competitors put in good performances with One Direction and Matt really standing out. At the end of the show the phone lines are opened for tonight's public vote.
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.