Simon Cowell having rested the original X Factor as we know it this year.and replaced it with a celebrity version which airs the final live this Saturday. The originally planned All Stars has been replaced by X Factor: The Band.
We now know there will only be two judges, Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger who
will battle it out to form the best group. Helping them out will be experts in the industry.
Simon will be looking for a boy band hoping to emulate the success of One Direction,. while Nicole will be looking to put together a girl group.
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First round Auditions are taking place now at Simon’s record label Syco in London The live shows and filmed auditions will take place in Birmingham.
An insider told The Sun newspaper "There won’t be any time for wasters.” Auditions are taking place at Simon's record label Syco in London and the bands will be comprised of solo stars merged into a group".
Hosted by Dermot, the series starts on December 9 and will feature four shows, including the final on December 15.