The final seven will (in theory) be covering the best songs ever to have emerged from these Isles of Wonder, but don't get your hopes up that this tribute to our green and pleasant land will be... well, pleasant. There's bound to be plenty of judge bitching, as well as the usual dodgy performances - and we'll probably love every minute of it. God save our gracious Cowell.
Join Digital Spy for when The X Factor returns to ITV1 at 8.05pm. It won't make you feel pride in your country like the Olympics, but you'll probably have a laugh.