The remaining hopefuls have one last to impress before the judges decide who will make it through to the judges houses stage of the competition. The judges decide to change the over 25s to over 28s. Eight acts are also sent to the judges housemates this year instead of the usual six. The 32 hopefuls are revealed who have made it through to the judges houses stages of the competition. Four of the rejected girls and five of the rejected boys are then called back and are told that they are going to form two separate groups. The judges learn which section of the competition they will be mentoring.
Episode number: 7x8 Airdate: Sunday September 26th, 2010 Special Airtime: 07:45 pm
The performances continue and it is the final chance for the hopefuls to prove that they can do it. With judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger taking the spot to do the judging, they have the chance to take the stage alone and sing a song. The judges take their seats and wait for the opening singer. ..