There are a couple of things that we have grown tired of when it comes to “The X Factor,” and the theme-week format is certainly near the top of the list. After all, remember for a moment that they are often the same themes (movie night, big bang week, a week themed around some iconic British artist), and for the most part we get the same songs every single time. The world does not need any more Whitney Houston covers nobody remembers longer than a week or two after they are performed!
Well, this season the show is changing things up at least ever-so-slightly when it comes to these said themes. Here is how things are going to work now: At the end of every results show, host Dermot O’Leary will welcome a special guest to come up and spin a wheel. Wherever that wheel lands will be the new theme for the week! Sound simple enough?
Well, the next order of business here is going to be finding out what all of these themes are, since there is still a terrifying part of this where the wheel could just have the same exact themes on it that we’ve seen in past season. The two themes we wouldn’t mind seeing are as follows:
2010’s week – The remaining singers have to choose something from the past six years. It gets the oldies out of the way!
Dance week – Yes, it’s been done before, but we greatly appreciate any week where you get a chance to force people to go uptempo. Plus, you get some pleasant surprises out of this: Our favorite Craig Colton performance from seasons ago was his version of “Heaven.”
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