X-Factor 6 seat challengers to fight each other to the death

sixA Thames / Syco co-Production THIS IMAGE IS UNDER STRICT EMBARGO UNTIL 00.01 ON FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2014 X FACTOR on Friday 26th September 2014 Picture Shows: SIX CHAIR CHALLENGE The route to the live shows draws tantalisingly closer for the remaining 24 X Factor contestants as they jet off to Judges’ Houses in a bid to land a coveted place in the live shows. Offering a glimpse into the jet set lifestyle that The X Factor winner could have, the four categories travel to glamorous destinations across the world. With just one more chance to impress their mentor, each act will be hoping to convince them that they have the star quality required to reach the finals. This year the Groups category will jet off to Bermuda to sing for Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell invites the Over 25s category to his home in Los Angeles, the Girls category are hosted by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in Nice, and the Boys category fly out to Mexico to perform for Mel B. With crucial decisions to be made, each judge has help at hand from industry figures who know all about what it takes to have a hit record – Louis is joined by former X Factor judge Tulisa, Cheryl enlists renowned rapper and Brit award winner Tinie Tempah. Mel B recruits fellow former Spice Girl, Emma Bunton and Simon reunites with X Factor stalwart Sinitta As ever, X Factor host Dermot O’Leary will be on hand to congratulate the lucky three, and console those that fall at the final hurdle. ©SYCO /THAMES TV/ITV

Viewers of the X-Factor are set for a treat tonight as contestants fight one another to the death for a coveted spot at the Judge’s house.  

Modern-day Caligula, Simon Cowell will toss each of the singers a weapon after they have sung, until the contestants are whittled down to just 6.

Reasonably good singer and contestant Pete Thape (19) is hoping to receive the net and spiked ball combination which has worked well for him in rehearsals this week.

‘All my life I’ve wanted to live in Louis Walsh’s pretend home in the sun,’ admitted Thape.

‘Killing someone on live TV will be a useful skill to have going into this business,’ added Thape.