X Factor ditches disco theme

An emergency meeting between producers and 'The X Factor' judges resulted in the theme of this weekend's show being changed from disco to Queen versus Michael Jackson

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Simon with Louis and Sinitta

Simon Cowell with Louis Walsh and Sinitta

'The X Factor' judges have decided to ditch the disco theme for this weekend's show.

The usually popular theme had been confirmed on 'The Xtra Factor' on Sunday night (02.11.14) but after an emergency meeting between producers and the judges - Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh - it was dropped in favour for Queen versus Michael Jackson.

Producer Mark Sidaway revealed the swap on his Twitter account, writing: "Just leaving a song meeting with all the judges. Okay, hold into your hats, we may have a theme change #xfactor.

"Disco just died. We've a new theme coming... (sic)"

The new theme was revealed on the official 'X Factor' Twitter account in a series of tweets which read: "@SimonCowell, @CherylOfficial,@OfficialMelB, Louis and the producers have agreed a new theme based on two iconic acts #xfactor #newtheme.

"The #newtheme is... Queen versus Michael Jackson. Tune in 8pm Saturday night @itv #xfactor. (sic)"

The remaining pop hopefuls will have to perform a song made famous by Freddie Mercury or the King of Pop on Saturday (08.11.14) and on the results show on Sunday (09.11.14) One Direction and Sam Smith will take to the stage before the latest act is cut from the competition.

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