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'X Factor' Boot Camp gets 'Voice'-style twist

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X Factor filmed the Boot Camp stage of the competition over the weekend, and new twists made it extra emotional for the contestants and judges this year.

For the first time ever, judges Gary Barlow, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger were handed their categories before Boot Camp started, adding an extra dimension to the team rivalry for the show's 10th series.

The judges Nicole Scherzinger, Gary Barlow, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh at 'The X Factor' Boom Camp auditions

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The judges at Boot Camp



In a similar fashion to BBC One's The Voice UK, the judges then had to pick the acts to join their team immediately after their performances.

Each judge could only take six acts through to Judges' Houses, so the fate of acts lay solely in the hands of one individual judge.

Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and her pet dog Bella at 'The X Factor' Boom Camp auditions

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Sharon Osbourne and her pet dog Bella at Boot Camp



The judges were allowed to swap out acts that they had picked for their Top 6 if someone impressed them more later on, but having to kick quality acts out of their teams generated an incredible amount of tension and tears for the panel.

Tweeting about X Factor over the weekend, Barlow said: "That was the most incredible and exciting X Factor session EVER!"

'The X Factor' TV programme bootcamp, London, Britain - 08 Aug 2013
Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow

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Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger



X Factor returns to ITV later this month.

Watch the trailer for series 10 of X Factor:

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