WE'RE getting to the business end of The X Factor 2017, with the all-important live shows airing.
This is when the show hots up, as the acts who made it through (plus a few lucky wildcards) vie to become a musical superstar. Here's the lowdown on who left and which acts remain.
Syco Entertainment There's no going back for the judges once their live acts have been selected
Who has left the X Factor so far?
The first X Factor live show saw Spencer Sutherland booted off and sent home.
Hailing from Pickerington, a small town outside Columbus in Ohio, the American pop and RnB singer has built up a significant online following with his YouTube covers and original tracks.
However, this wasn't enough to get him through to the next show, and he will now be going home.
Which acts are still in the running?
These are the acts representing their mentor Sharon at the live shows:
- Holly Tandy
- Grace Davies
Rex Features Holly, Grace and Rai-Elle are the girls for the live shows
These are the acts flying the flag for Nicole Scherzinger:
- Matt Linnen
- Tracey Leanne Jefford
- Kevin Davey White
Rex Features Matt, Kevin and Tracy Leanne are in the live shows
Simon's groups for the live shows are as follows:
- Sean and Conor Price
- The Cutkelvins
Rex Features The three groups were ecstatic to be through to the live shows
The boys being guided through the live shows by Louis Walsh are:
- Sam Black
- Lloyd Macey
Rex Features Sam and Lloyd are flying the flag for Louis – unfortunately Spencer is no longer in the running
Dermot O'Leary confirmed that Wildcards will work slightly differently in this year's show – and the twist was revealed at the end of second judges' houses episode.
Four Wildcard acts have been given a chance to go through to the Live Shows, and the public voted to save one act in each category from the dozen who failed to make it.
Unfortunately, though, you're now too late to have your say – voting closed at 1.00pm on Monday October 23.
Ahead of the first live show, The Sun exclusively revealed that the lucky four acts are Jack and Joel, Leon Mallet, Alisah Bonaobra and Talia Dean.
When is The X Factor 2017 on ITV and who are the judges?
After launching on September 2, X Factor 2017 continues every Saturday and Sunday on ITV.
The show began, as always, with auditions as the nationwide hunt to find this year's winning act begins.
Despite heavy speculation of a judging shake up, the panel is exactly the same as last year.
This means Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne hold the hopefuls' fates in their hands.
Fan favourite Dermot O'Leary has returned to hosting duties after making his big comeback to the show last year.
Take a look around the multi-million pound X Factor contestant house in North London
SEX RAP STAR AXED
UP IN SMOKE
Sunday slip up?
ENDER MY MARRIAGE
THE LAST TABOO?
HARD AT WORK
Return of the X
THE MISSING MOGUL
Not a good si-gn
off on holiday
ON YOUR BIKE