But there is only thing anyone is truly talking about on this year's edition of the Simon Cowell pop factory - Louis Walsh's hair.
[The many hairstyles of Louis Walsh - Photo Gallery]
Copyright: Rex Features Lynn Hilton/Associated NewspapersFor too many years, the X Factor style wars have been dominated by icy stares between Minogue and Cheryl, cleavage contests between Tulisa and Kelly and a hard fought battle between Simon Cowell's shirt buttons and his navel.
After nine series, it is finally Louis's time to shine and his new-look looks are the envy of his judging rivals.
Reality Bites is celebrating Louis's latest style move with a look back at some of his classic looks over his decade as a TV entertainment star. Move over Kate Moss, there's a new fashion cat in town. And he reminds us of a young Liberace.
What's your favourite Louis look? What should Louis's next style move be?