Which mentor got lucky this year?
Boot camp of X Factor UK season 10 started yesterday. This year, the mentors were assigned their categories before the start of the boot camp.
@mirrorjeffers: X Factor spoiler: @GaryBarlow has groups, @NicoleScherzy the girls, Louis the boys & @MrsSOsbourne the Overs.
Louis Walsh isn’t mentoring the groups or overs this year?! Whoa. Louis had a category different from groups or overs only once before: in season 2 (2005), when he mentored 16-24s and won with Shayne Ward. He mentored groups in seasons 1, 3, 5, 6 and 9 and overs in seasons 4, 7 and 8.
Gary Barlow has years of experience as a boyband member (Take That), so let’s see how he does with the groups. He mentored the boys in season 8 and the overs in season 9.
Sharon Osbourne is stuck with the overs this year. She mentored 16-24s in season 1, overs in seasons 2 and 3 and girls in season 4. Her mentoring results were pretty bad in the past.
Nicole Scherzinger got the girls this year. She had a strong season with the boys last year. X Factor UK has only two solo female winners: Leona Lewis (S3) and Alexandra Burke (S5). We are long overdue for a female winner, so hopefully Nicole can work her magic again.
ETA: ITV released new promo spot for X Factor 2013!