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Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger choose final six

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Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger choose final six

Simon Cowell took Soheila Clifford, Kayleigh Marie Morgan, Caitlyn Vanbeck, Gifty Louise, Emily Middlemas and Olivia Garcia through to the Judges Houses stage of 'The X Factor' on Saturday (24.09.16).

The music mogul told his six finalists they will be off to Malibu following an intense six-chair challenge at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London, that saw 10 out of the 11 remaining performers in the category invited to take a seat at varying stages of the contest.

Sohelia bagged the first chair, and was quickly joined by Kayleigh Marie, before Luena Martinez earned the third seat with her "heart, determination and talent."

Faye Horne then made it through, but after Caitlyn took the final seat, Faye lost her space to Jordina Miller - who then gave up her place to make room for Emily.

Samantha Lavery was also invited into Simon's finalist group but lost her seat to Gifty, much to Nicole Scherzinger's outrage.

Olivia was the final performer to sing, and took Luena's space at Judges' Houses.

Eleventh hopeful Ellie Rose was rejected outright.

Simon told her: "I like you but I think you are capable of better than that. Ellie, I'm not going to give you a chair."

Meanwhile, Nicole opted to take James Hughes, Niall Sexton, Matt Terry, Freddy Parker, Nate Simpson, and Christian Burrows through to France for her Judges' Houses after witnessing the boys' performances on Saturday's show.

Mike Hough had landed the first seat, but only after his mentor made him sing twice, with James and Niall taking the second and third spots.

Connor McGinty got the fourth seat, and was quickly followed over by Matt and Luca Valenti.

Freddy then got Connor's chair,while Mike was forced to vacate after Nate gave what Simon described as the best performance of the night.

Christian's impressive performance saw Nicole order a sing off between him and Matt, before she eventually made Luca give up his seat so she could take Christian through.

Will Rush wasn't offered a seat after singing one of his own compositions.

Nicole told him: "I respect you, you're a songwriter, you know what you want to do.

"I've made my decision, I'm sorry, it's not going to be enough."