X Factor 2017 judges' categories REVEALED - spoilers!

Which category do The X Factor judges have this year?

X Factor 2017  judges

The X Factor 2017 judges' have been given their categories for the new series, but who's got what?.

This year the judges - Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh - have again been given their categories before the Six Chair Challenge which started filming this week.

The contestants were gathered for the announcement at London's Wembley Arena last month before they performed for the panel.

And here's the judges' categories for The X Factor 2017...

X Factor judges' categories 2017

This series, Simon has got the Groups, Nicole has the Overs, Sharon returns to the show with the Girls and Louis is back with the Boys.


From here, each judge is in charge of their respective category deciding who goes or who stays.

In the six chair challenge, the remaining acts in each category will perform one by one for all four judges and a live audience who will offer their comments and critiques.

And in a new twist for this year, The Sun reports that the mentor for that category will sit away from the other judges on their own with the sole power to decide decide whether or not to give the contestant a 'seat' in the next round.

Once all six seats are full, the mentor in charge of the category must then decide who to swap and replace in the seats if they want to take any further acts through.

Only those who are left sitting at the end will make it through to judges' houses.

From there, each judge will select three acts (at least based on past years) to take through to the live shows which are expected to begin in October time.

The X Factor will air on ITV later this year.

No start date has been officially confirmed just yet but Saturday, September 2 looks to be a likely launch date.

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