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The friendly banter in the cosy auditions rooms comes to an end today as the competition reaches its most serious stage – Boot Camp!

The hopefuls must begin with a choreography challenge this weekend before being grouped together with other singers to see how they share (fight over) song lyrics.

Once the judges have been given their categories (we’ll eat our hats if Louis doesn’t get the Groups!), the contestants must then pull off their most show-stopping performance yet in next week’s Six Chair Challenge.

It will be the first time they’ve faced a live audience of thousands, too, so we’re expecting plenty of booing and breakdowns in the most brutal of rejections. Brace yourselves!