Published Tuesday, 08 October 2013
But we can also expect a few changes to the norm and this year's series has been all about the changes.
You can understand why - in its 10th year of dominating our Saturday nights, the X Factor needs to be kept fresh, and there was no easing us in gently as we had format changes thrown at us from every angle.
I admit I have loved every single one of them because I do honestly think they have brought something new to what could easily be seen as old and boring.
The first change wasn't so much a change as opposed to a return - but we'll just go with it.
The room returns! Extra obstacle for each hopeful to overcome, plus a chance for them to shine in a quieter setting - excellent!
Next we have the Bootcamp chairs! Quite possibly the most genius idea to date as the drama and tension it brought was fantastic and let's face it, people are still talking about them.
So what changes are in store for the live shows?
Well on Monday it was announced that Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack was getting a promotion to the main event, as she will be presenting from backstage during the live finals.
The idea is she will be chatting to contestants before and after they perform - not to mention giving Dermot an occasional break from being absolutely fabulous.
Now, I'm sceptical about voicing my concern here because I was the first to question the room auditions and the Bootcamp chairs and, as it turns out, I have been proved wrong on both occasions.
But that being said, do we really need regular links from backstage as Caroline tries to pry some emotional quote from a terrified contestant?
I can't help but think all we are going to get is a few minutes of said performer looking like a deer in headlights before muttering something about this being the most important night of their life...again.
This is not a comment on Caroline Flack's presenting skills, I actually really like her and I am glad she will continue presenting the Xtra Factor as well as her new gig.
Maybe it's just that I really like Dermot and see any reduction on his screen time as an awful crime...I'll get over it.
So another change for us to contend with will be the flash vote.
After all the contestants have performed on Saturday night the voting lines will open for ten minutes and whoever gets the least amount of votes in that time will be put into the bottom two.
Basically it's a way of letting the hopefuls know how popular/unpopular they are.
I say why not? - It'll be full of suspense and shock and relieve and all those other emotions it's blatantly intended to invoke.
Maybe now we will get to see Gary Barlow dramatically storm off twice in one weekend.
So it's been changes galore and they have been surprising and, at times, shocking but I can see there is a necessity for them.
But let's all brace ourselves for the biggest change that is yet to come on the X Factor, though thankfully we will not have to face this until next year.
Louis Walsh will be leaving the judging panel - forever!!
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