Louis Walsh

The veteran Judge is back this year and after leading Shayne Ward to victory in 2005, it'll be his goal to produce another chart-topper this time around!

Will this be the last time we see Aidan Martin?

Aidan Martin is the first Boy to face Louis and Mika in Istanbul, bringing his version of Ariana Grande’s One Last Time for their viewing pleasure.

While Mika feels Aidan is “a good singer”, Louis is worried he may “be a risk” for Live Shows. Has he already made his mind up? Or can he be swayed? Stay tuned...

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Preview: The Girls get a special surprise from Louis in Dublin

The Boys are off to Istanbul, The Overs are going to South Africa, The Groups are heading to the South of France and The Girls are flying to… Dublin?

But, Sharon has a surprise in store for her category - with Louis delivering them a special message at the airport! Tune in to Judges’ Houses tomorrow, 21st October, at 8.20pm on ITV to find out more...

What. Just. Happened? Here's what went down at the Six Chair Challenge

Ah Sharon, you've got to love the thrills and spills of the Six Chair Challenge...

There were seats, there were swaps and of course, there were sing-offs as Simon, Nicole and Louis faced the Six Chair Challenge to decide on the six Contestants they would each be taking through to Judges' Houses!

We've only just about recovered from the drama! But, if you need a recap, here's who made it...

Spencer, Benji and Lloyd fight for their seats in a sing-off!

It was all going so well for Louis, but after giving Jack Mason a seat, it’s sing-off time for Spencer Sutherland and Benji Matthews. But, after their performances, Louis also calls on Lloyd Macey to also prove he deserves a place in his final six!

Who will be going to Judges' Houses? And which unlucky lad is going home? Watch above now to find out Louis' (unpopular) decision...

Can Jack Mason rise to the challenge and claim a seat?

Jack Mason may have been terrified ahead of his Six Chair Challenge performance, but what will Louis make of his rendition of Andra Day’s Rise Up?

With Sharon and Simon on his side and the crowd urging for a swap, Louis gives Jack a chair but calls for a sing off between Spencer and Benji to decide whose seat he will get! We can hardly watch…

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Will Louis be a fool to let Russell Jones go?

Louis has no seats left but, can 25-year old Russell Jones convince him to make a switch with his cover of A Fool In Love?

With Simon and Sharon not loving his rendition, Louis makes it easy for Russell as he decides NOT to give him a seat, meaning it's the end of the road...

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