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Saturday 31 January 2015

X Factor bosses plot vote change?

The X factor viewers will be able to vote on a Saturday night
The X factor viewers will be able to vote on a Saturday night

X Factor fans will be able to choose acts in a "flash vote" as part of efforts to keep people watching the Saturday night show, according to reports.

The Sun reported that the change will kick off after all the acts have performed on the first Saturday live show.

Viewers will be given exactly 200 seconds to ring in and choose their favourite singer or group.

They will be asked to vote for a second time on Sunday night's show, with the lowest scoring act that night joining the one from the previous day.

If the judges go to deadlock, the act with the least votes on Saturday will get the axe, The Sun said.

A source was quoted as saying: "Millions tuned out last year because they figured they could just catch up on Sunday when we screened bite-size versions of the previous night's performance.

"By giving them a chance to vote on Saturday, hopefully they will feel it's worth sticking around and watching."

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