Thankfully, after one of the maddest weeks in X Factor's history (and that's some accolade), the show returns to some sort of normality this evening as the final six acts (and one wildcard) will get to perform tracks by Lady GaGa and Queen.
Hopefully Marcus, Misha B, Little Mix, Craig, Janet and Kitty can remind us about the show's original premise (singing talent) and the wildcard returnee (one of Jonjo, 2 Shoes, Amelia Lily and James Michael) will bring some cheer after a week of rather bleak X Factor news.
Digital Spy will live blog all the action with its own verdicts on the acts, the song choices and the judges' bickering antics.
21:58: That's it folks? Who sang best? Make sure you vote in the Digital Spy poll to let us know. I reckon Little Mix, Craig and Kitty are all in danger. I thought Kitty might bite the dust at the start of the show. I still think that's the case. However, Craig shouldn't unpack his case just yet.
21:54: Kelly Rowland spells it out. "Welcome frickin' back!" Nice to have some strong vocals in the competition. Frankie will not be missed. Not unless you're a fan of watching Special Brew-addled tramps mumbling through off-key rock songs. If you like that sort of thing, I suggest heading to your local bus station at 3am in the morning.
21:51: Sophie Habibis is probably sat at home wondering why she even bothered in week one. She could have farted down a trumpet, been kicked out, and then walked back this week after a month with her feet up. Anyway, that's the way the cookie crumbles. Amelia is covering 'The Show Must Go On'. Dedicated to fun-time Frankie Cocozza perhaps?
21:48: The act back in the competition? It's Jonjo! Of course it's not. I jest of course. It's Amelia Lily. The pink-haired belter, who was robbed by the opening week twist. Could she still win the whole thing? Frankly, nothing on this year's show would surprise me anymore.
21:45: I've just figured out that Louis Walsh probably meant Chaka Khan rather than Jackie Chan. Still ridiculous though. Shouldn't detract from Misha B's efforts though. Not even another bizarre blue Quality Street dress (at least it was an improvement on the Purple One) could detract from her sass and sizzle.
21:41: The 'Moment of the Evening' award goes to Louis Walsh again. We suspect he may be playing up to it for Twitter reactions and japes now, but he appears to compare Misha B to "little Jackie Chan". Something to do with her hair, apparently. He just likes proving he knows more black people than Lenny Henry.
21:38: Misha B doing 'Born This Way'. Killing it. Kitty is somewhere backstage stabbing needles into a Misha doll. An awesome performance. She bettered Marcus tonight in my opinion.
21:35: Last official act of the night? It's Misha B. We've still got the wildcard to come after this, so don't start booking that taxi to the pub just yet.
21:26: Marcus Collins time. He blows my socks off every week. A lovely twist on 'Another One Bites The Dust'. The other judges, quite rightly, point out that Marcus is doing something very similar to last week. It was just as awesome as last week, but worth pointing out just to keep smug pants Barlow in his place. About time Marcus got a tasty slow number to get his teeth into though, I reckon. That would cement his grip on the gold medal and Christmas number one.
21:25: Gah! I'm going to keep schtum, because it probably sounds like I have some odd vendetta against Gary Barlow. I don't. I often crack on 'Pray' before a night out.
21:20: Best performance of the night so far from Janet. In Digital Spy's opinion. A moving, tender version of 'Somebody To Love'. Louis loves it, I love it. And Gary Barlow is attempting to suck any last elements of fun out of the competition. Janet is told she needs to change her style up. Last week, she was told to go back to basics. What did you want, Gary? A bongo solo in the middle of a touching reworking of 'Somebody To Love'.
21:17: Enough of my Barlow gripes. It's time for Janet. After her Jackson 5 disaster, she's got plenty to prove. Expect a stripped back ballad number this way. I think she should probably leave the '70s disco pop of last Saturday for drunken karaoke sessions.
21:16: I don't reckon Gary Barlow will be happy until we have a Take That 'The Flood' theme week.
21:03: Little Mix are next up. Tulisa's "little muffins". Her final group. Tulisa might have been worried about losing them. A nice cheery VT at the start, which concludes with a teary Jesy in rehearsals. A perfect recipe for votes and connecting with the public. Louis and Kitty take note.
20:57: Craig nails it, but it left me a bit cold. Kelly adores it. Louis describes him as a "young Gary Barlow". We think he means he's a fat singer. Gary Barlow's beard is very distracting this evening. Is he dying it these days? He looks extra grizzly tonight.
20:54: Craig Colton up next. Lovely biscuit boy Craig. He's slipped down the ranking in recent weeks. He's just a little bit too nice. Tackling Lady GaGa's 'Paparazzi', he's given it a twist with some help from Gary Barlow. Gary Barlow is probably the only man who can make the world's most exciting popstar sound like a dreary Snow Patrol B-side.
20:51: A lot of people are suggesting the nice judges' comments were a way of saying goodbye to Kitty on a high. The VT didn't mention the fact that she's meeting her idol GaGa tomorrow night. Did they not want to show her softer side? What do you think?
20:48: Advert break time! John Lewis creepy kid alert. We'll be seeing that plenty of times during the X Factor's run up to Christmas. Where's the Coca-Cola advert, that's what I want to know. I only get my baubles out when that comes on TV.
20:45: A dark demonic version of the funky chicken from Kitty. Leather-clad human horses. Mega wig. This is what Louis Walsh dreams about when he goes to sleep at night. A firecracker opening from Kitty. Not her strongest vocal, but it's enough to win her praise from all the judges - even Gary. Mr Barlow even calls her "a very pretty girl". Are you flirting, Gary?
20:42: Kitty is the first act up tonight. Without Frankie around, she's in a bit of bother this week. To make matters worse, Misha B has nabbed her favourite GaGa song. If Kitty's such a GaGa fan, we'd have thought she'd have loved more than one song by the wacky American. But hey ho, she's doing Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now' instead.
20:40: The judges are asked who they want to be brought back out of Amelia, 2 Shoes, James and Jonjo. Gary, Tulisa and Kelly scream the names of their former acts. Louis Walsh bellow.... "I think it's going to be Amelia! Lily!" Classic Walsh. Probably best he doesn't ask Jonjo to lend him a fiver backstage later.
20:38: We get to see a VT of the mad antics this week. Frankie is very apologetic and sorry for going off the rails. No mention of what he actually did though. Of course. He's very sad and sorry for letting everyone down. Bugger off, mate. Nobody cares.
20:34: Dermot is still doing his intro dance. I preferred it when he just kept it simple with his spin. He skips over the Frankie exit and the wildcard vote twist with the ease of a TV pro and we're quickly onto the judges. Best not to dwell on coke-fuelled disasters and complex last-minute changes, I guess.
20:30: Somebody just found the plug. Several people have probably just been fired. But thank the Lord! X Factor is back. Peter Dickson time. IT'S TIME TO FACE.... THE.... MUSIC!
20:24: Jesus. How long can this delay go on for? Why do I have an image of Frankie Cocozza sat in the technical room at X Factor HQ spinning a broken plug around with a cheeky grin?
21:21: Looking back at these auditions, some of the 'joke acts' aren't much worse than Frankie Cocozza in recent weeks.
20:18: You want drama. Well, here's some drama for you. Technical difficulties down at X Factor HQ this evening mean we are currently watching a clips show from the auditions. Just when you think things can't get any more crazy.