The X Factor set for major changes, says Sinitta

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 May 2017
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According to pop star Sinitta, 'The X Factor' is set for a major overhaul in 2017

Sinitta says 'The X Factor' is set for a major overhaul in 2017.

The ITV programme is set for its fourteenth series later this year and Simon Cowell is already gearing up to make some significant changes to the show, according to the singer.

Sinitta wrote on Twitter: "We have not even had @BGT live shows yet and already my head is reeeling at the changes coming up on @TheXFactor 2017!! Is it your time?!! (sic)"

In March, a report claimed Simon was considering using the template that's proven to be such a success on 'Britain's Got Talent' for 'The X Factor'.

Viewing figures for the singing show have fallen in recent years, but the music mogul and the other 'X Factor' executives apparently feel a 'Britain's Got Talent'-inspired approach could bring about a return to the programme's glory years.

A source previously said: "'The X Factor' executives feel it needs a shake-up with big changes to the format.

"They have been discussing having just a few weeks of live shows - so people get to know the singers - and then one big finals week.

"They think viewers would prefer one week of great TV, with star performers.

"'BGT' is a huge success, so they could take inspiration from worse places."

What's more, a change in format would also make the judges' lives easier, as the show would consume less of their time.

The source explained: "If the live shows were focused on one week it would be easier to fit into schedules for the judges.

"Sharon [Osbourne] had to commute from the States every week for months. Cutting down the live shows is just one of a series of scheduling options. But the move wouldn't affect the total number of hours of the series."

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