X Factor Reveals Which Categories Judges Will Mentor

X Factor Reveals Which Categories Judges Will Mentor
Rachael O Brien
Rachael O Brien

28 Jul 2017

We're only a few weeks away from The X Factor being back on our screens. 

We have no official launch date as of yet, but we know it's normally around the end of August. 

Even though auditions have yet to begin airing on TV, the actual competition is currently in the six chair challenge stage. 

And it was here that which judge is mentoring what category was revealed. 

First up is Sharon Osbourne who is on the show for a sixth time as a judge. Last year Sharon has the Over 25s and even had one act - Saara Aalto reach the final two. This year Sharon has been put in charge of the Girls category. 

Next up is Simon who had the Girls last year, but not one of his acts reached the final last year. This year Simon has the Groups. The last time Simon mentored the groups, he created One Direction so we're excited to see what he does this year. 

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has had winning acts twice, both in the Boys category - last year with Matt Terry and in 2012 with James Arthur. This year Nicole will mentor the Over 25s. 

And finally, our very own Louis Walsh is back once again. Last year Louis mentored the Groups with his act 5 After Midnight coming in third. This year Louis will mentor the Boys category. 

No everything will be the same this year, with Simon announcing a few changes earlier this year.