After two long nights of arena auditions, both the boy group and the girl group have been formed. Judges, Simon and Nicole were joined by Leona Lewis as they set out to create the next biggest band ahead of the final.
From Simon’s office to the arena
X Factor sees it’s shortest series in history this year, with ‘The Band’ airing for just 4 episodes. In other words, there’s no room for fun and games! Once the contestants received that all important yes from the judges at Simon’s office, it was showtime at the arena! All the hopeful contestants took the stage in front of thousands to prove they were ready for that all important final.
So, how did this stage of the competition work? It was fairly simple, if the judges liked the performance, they were guaranteed a place at Judge Cuts. Once all the acts had performed, all the contestants through to Judge Cuts, performed together, one last time. Now, here comes the make or break moment; Simon and Nicole cut the group to just six and those six are now through to Sunday’s grand final.
Here are the final boy & girl bands!
Ready to find out which contestants the judges have chosen to go through to the final? Here they are, the final bands through to Sunday’s live final.
Our favourite moments from the Arena Auditions
The arena auditions can be the breaking point or the making point for a contestant. Here are our favourite moments that had us up in our seats!
Jess Folley – ‘Survivor’
It’s clear Jess is a born superstar, from her vocal control to her on stage energy, she has it all and we can’t wait to see her in the new girl band. Oh, did we mention that she can RAP too?!
Jed Thomas – ‘Emotion’
If Jed isn’t the perfect member for a boy band, we don’t know who is. He’s the youngest in the competition but that isn’t stopping him from his place in the final boy band. We can’t get enough of those high notes!
Kellimarie – ‘You Are Not Alone Anymore’
Did anyone bring tissues? Kellimarie brought the entire audience to tears with her original song, and made a pretty clear case that she NEEDS that spot in the band.
X Factor: The Band continues this Sunday for the final, live on ITV.
Not in the UK? Do not fear, you can now watch the series on Hulu!
Which group are you rooting for on Sunday? Team Girls or Team Boys? Let us know!