The final twelve have been picked, and all preened and groomed within an inch of their lives ahead of the live shows which kick off this Saturday. This last weekend saw emotional scenes at judges houses where some were left broken hearted and others had their dreams come true (just to be broken hearted in a few weeks when they get sent home).

We have an Irish representative too this year as Chris Leonard from Meath has made it into the finals with an eight member boy band which has yet to be named. Eight though? Too many boys spoil the boyband and all that.

The wild cards have also yet to be picked and everyone is still holding out hope for Janet Grogan, but it may be time we just let that go.

Have a look at the trailer below;