X Factor 2012: Final to be held in Manchester!
Hands up who is excited about the start of this year’s X Factor series on Saturday?
Well, we are, and in the hustle and bustle of all the run up excitement, it has now been revealed that this year’s grand final will be held in Manchester this year, as opposed to London’s Wembley like last year, according to the Mirror newspaper.
“I believe it’s going to be our best series yet.”
Of the 11,000 seats available at the venue, formerly known as GMEX, half will be allocated to customers of the show series and final, Talk Talk.
The new series begins on Saturday with a 75-minute launch show at 8pm.
According to the paper, new rules in place this year will mean that no artists with previous industry experience will be permitted to enter, whether they are amateur artists, have had previous deals or currently have a management contract, which could cause an issue for one contestant, Jaya, who we reported has got through to the judges house stage despite having toured with Tinie Tempah, Peter Andre and even judge Tulisa.
The X Factor can be seen on Saturday night at 8pm on ITV1/ITV1 HD.