The X Factor looks set for a HUGE shake up this year

They’re apparently making a massive change to the show

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by Polly Foreman |
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So preoccupied are we with spending every waking (and sleeping, tbh) moment thinking about Love Island and how in love we are with Niall, we almost forgot The X Factor returns later this year.


The X Factor will always have a place in our heart as one of the OG and best reality shows, and we cannot wait to see what the 15th (!) series has in store for us.

It’s been reported that there might be a massive change to the show this year, and that the open auditions might be scrapped in favour of online applications.

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According to the Daily Star, just 1,500 people turned up to auditon in London last year, while 30,000 applied online.

A source said: "The production team are claiming they have been hammering the video auditions and that is why turnout is so low.

"They also say that no one can be bothered to queue anymore and they don't want to sit around and wait all day."

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And another source added: The ability to apply via WhatsApp didn’t exist when the show started so singers had no option but to queue for hours.

"It would be a logical step for the Open Auditions to come to an end after 2018 as clearly numbers attending are dwindling."

Last year saw Rak-Su crowned winners, and Grace Davies was the runner up.

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Chico, series 21 of 15

Chico, series 2

Finest moment: Chico Time

Same Difference, series 42 of 15

Same Difference, series 4

Finest moment: Wake Me Up Before You Go Go:

Rhydian Roberts, series 43 of 15

Rhydian Roberts, series 4

Finest moment: Phantom Of The Opera

Jedward, series 64 of 15

Jedward, series 6

Finest moment: Ghostbusters

Storm Lee, series 75 of 15

Storm Lee, series 7

Finest moment: We Built This City

Katie Waissel, series 76 of 15

Katie Waissel, series 7

Finest moment: Don't Give Up On Me aka "Sod it"

Nicolo Festa, series 77 of 15

Nicolo Festa, series 7

Finest moment: Just Dance

Diva Fever, series 78 of 15

Diva Fever, series 7

Finest moment: Barbra Streisand

Wagner, series 79 of 15

Wagner, series 7

Finest moment: She Bangs/Love Shack:

X_Factor_Series_8_Johnny_Robinson10 of 15


Kitty Brucknell, series 811 of 15

Kitty Brucknell, series 8

Finest moment: Who Wants To Live Forever

2 Shoes, series 812 of 15

2 Shoes, series 8

Finest moment: Something Kinda Ooooh

Rylan Clark, series 913 of 15

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Finest moment: Spice Girls medley

Blonde Electra, series 1114 of 15

Blonde Electra, series 11

Finest moment: Kids In America

Stevi Ritchie, series 1115 of 15

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Finest moment: Livin' La Vida Loca

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