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The X Factor 2017 week 1 live show song choices revealed

The theme for the first live show of the series is Express Yourself.

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Following weeks of whittling down thousands of hopefuls, The X Factor reaches the business end of the competition this week as the live shows begin.

With a shortened run of only 6 weeks, the 16 finalists (four of which will be revealed on the show tomorrow when the Wildcard vote result is announced) will battle it out to keep their place in the competition. For the first time ever, not all contestants will be singing on the same night.

Simon Cowell’s Groups and Nicole Scherzinger’s Overs will perform on Saturday and Louis Walsh’s Boys and Sharon Osbourne’s Girls will perform on Sunday night.

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The theme for the first live show is Express Yourself with each of the acts singing the song they think is the best representation of who they are.

Find out who will be singing what, with the exception of the top secret Wildcards, below:


Grace Davies: ‘Too Young’ (Original)
Rai-Elle Williams: ‘Doo Wop (That Thing) / Lost Ones / No’ (Lauryn Hill/ Meghan Trainor)
Holly Tandy: ‘Hollow’ (Tori Kelly)


Rak-Su: ‘Mamacita’ (Original)
Sean and Connor Price: ‘Strong’ (London Grammar)
The Cutkelvins: ‘What About Us’ (Pink)

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Lloyd Macey: ‘City of Stars’ (La La Land)
Spencer Sutherland: ‘Who You Are’ (Jessie J)
Sam Black: ‘Faith’ (Stevie Wonder ft. Ariana Grande)


Kevin Davy White: ‘Stay’ (Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko)
Matt Linnen: ‘Scars to Your Beautiful’ (Alessia Cara)
Tracyleanne Jefford: ‘Written in the Water’ (Gin Wigmore)

The X Factor 2017 continues at 8.20pm on Saturday and 7pm on Sunday. Who are you most excited to see perform this weekend? Do you think you know who the Wildcards will be? Leave a comment in the usual place.

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