Peter Dickson's tuning up his vocal chords as we speak. The X Factor returns on Saturday and it's not just super-sized, it's supernova-sized. "Bigger and better" is the message from Louis Walsh as the new judges, new Boot Camp and all-new Wembley live final increase the stakes for the contestants.
Judges Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Walsh and Xtra Factor's Caroline Flack spoke to Digital Spy at today's series eight launch to tease us with some clues about what we can expect.
The X Factor returns on Saturday at 8pm on ITV1. The Xtra Factor follows at 9.15pm on ITV2.