Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa, Gary BarlowAfter an emotional weekend of viewing at the Judges’ Houses, we now know the line-up for the live finals of this year’s series of The X Factor.

With some controversial choices included, the wildcard twist – which will see one extra contestant from one of the categories get through to the lives on the strength of the public vote – is more crucial than ever!


And the competition between the judges will hot up too, as Over 28s mentor Gary Barlow has already proved. ‘The Overs have all had chances,’ he says. ‘They’re at the time in their lives where this is probably the best and last one they have, so the fight for them is even more important. They’ve all got the talent, but have they got everything else?’

Check out the line-up and let us know who you want to win in the comments below. Go to http://xfactor.itv.com for information on how to vote for your favourite wildcard.