In series 4, 6, and 8 the judges found out which category they would be mentoring at the same time that the contestants found out their mentor, but in series 5, 7 and 9 the contestants did not know who their mentor was until they revealed themselves at the house.
Usually in both stages, the judges do not give any feedback to the acts after performing, and only deliberate on which acts to send through after all the performances at each stage are finished.
This has become less common in other series, instead being relegated to results shows with no final showdown. Despite the flash vote eliminating all possibilities of deadlock, it quickly drew criticism from viewers and was quickly dropped after several weeks.
In series 1, the eliminated acts also reprised one of their songs in the results show after being voted off. However, in series 5, 9, 10, 12, 13, and 14, the judges give feedback to the acts in the first stage and immediately decide who to send through.
This continues until only two series 1 and 3three series 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 or four series 7 acts remain.
In past series some of the more memorable failed auditionees from the early rounds have also returned for a special appearance in the final. Then in series 9, it reduced back to three each, but one wildcard was added, meaning there were 13 finalists.
Acts occasionally accompany themselves on guitar or piano.
Once the number of contestants has been reduced to four series 1 and 3five series 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 or seven series 7the format changes. Series overview To date, 14 series have been broadcast, as summarised below.
In series 12, all of Bootcamp aired on-screen. These auditions, held at various venues around the UK, attract very large crowds. They also made the immediate decisions in the second stage In series 7, an intermediate stage was used in-between the two stages in which the acts were taught to do a dance routine by the creative director but were not judged on performance.
In series 6, the results show moved to Sunday nights. In series 11, each judge chose a wildcard for another judge; this could be any act who was given a chair at any point in the six-chair challenge.
Two occasions in series 7 and series 10 during the semi-final saw the judges instead vote to send one of the bottom two through to the semi-final.
This format was very poorly rated by many members of the British public. This double elimination variation was used once again in series Bootcamp — a series of challenges and knockout rounds series 1—9the Six-Chair Challenge series 10—11, 15— or both series 12—14 Stage 4: Ties became possible with the introduction of a fourth judge in series 4.
The voting window has once again been shortened; in that viewers only have a few minutes to vote for their favourite acts after all the contestants on the night have performed. From Series 11 onwards, the judges do not know their categories before the Bootcamp, so they have to make the decisions together.
The production team supply the crowds with "home-made" signs. In series 1, nine acts were put through to the live shows, increased to 12 in series 2. As of series 14, the contestants are split into two halves competing on Saturday and Sunday night, respectively, therefore each week is a double elimination.
For series 6, the minimum age returned to 16, meaning that the Boys category became 16—24 males and the Girls category became 16—24 females.
Lines now open for viewers to vote at the start of each show, and then close during the results show. These acts go on to appear in the grand final which decides the overall winner by public vote.The last two days have been proper fun and giving me even more confidence in my category.
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