We already know that there are some major changes coming for “The X Factor” moving into this season in terms of the judges, and now, we’re also finding out that there will be a few more tweaks when it comes to the format.
According to a report coming in right now from the Radio Times, the large arena auditions that we’ve seen in many recent years have been tossed out, which means that the audition rooms are going to be the only phase of this process this season. Meanwhile, the first stage of bootcamp is also going to be without an audience, which means that the Six-Chair Challenge (otherwise known as the part of the competition we hate the most) will be the first time this season that the singers perform in front of a live audience.
Are we all for this? Far from it. We actually wouldn’t mind of the contestants waited until the live shows to perform in front of an audience, mostly because that would show some evolution and trajectory for the series. However, what could be an asset to cutting out the live auditions is that it puts further emphasis on the rooms, and that could in term keep some of the trainwreck acts from appealing to the crowd and getting further in the competition based mostly on chance.
The new season is going to premiere on ITV a little bit later this year; therefore, be on the lookout for some other news soon!
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