Monday, 25 May, 2020

X Factor 2018: Judges now have a golden buzzer, Golden X explained

The X Factor has introduced a Britain’s Got Talent-style ‘Golden X’ that puts an act straight through to Judges’ Houses. This is how it works.

Robbie Williams, Ayda Williams and Louis Tomlinson join show creator Simon Cowell as judges for The X Factor series 15.

This series will see the return of the arena auditions at The SSE Arena, Wembley, in front of the judges and a 4,000 strong audience.

Should they get more than three ‘yeses’ they will go through to the judge’s deliberation, where the judges will decide who gets to fight for a seat in the Six Chair Challenge.

This year each of our judges has one guaranteed Safe Seat to give in the Six Chair Challenge by pressing a Golden X.

The judge can only press the Golden X for one act in their own category. It means the act cannot be swapped out of their chair and they’ll go straight through to Judges’ Houses.

From there, contestants are whittled down for the chance to be on the live shows.

For more than a decade, The X Factor has created superstars and some of the biggest recording artists worldwide. Artists discovered by The X Factor UK have sold more than 400 million records worldwide, making it the most successful show in history for finding chart superstars.

Rak-Su’s 2017 winner’s duet Dimelo, with Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, debuted at No.2 in the Official Charts. During the week of release, the four-piece had five songs in the Top Ten on iTunes simultaneously, including the No.1 spot.

The group was also the first ever X Factor act to have had three No.1 singles on iTunes while being on the show, including original tracks Mona Lisa and I’m Feeling You.

The X Factor returns Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September at 8pm on ITV.

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