Fans of The X Factor will know that every year after bootcamp, the judges are asked to secretly write down who they think will win the show - with their predictions only being announced after the final.

We played a similar game in the Sugarscape office - only it turns out that we should NEVER become fortune tellers, because we were rubbish. One of the team even picked Adam Burridge - who didn't actually make it to live shows. DUH.

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x factor judges predictions revealed

Anyhoo, back to the judges. It turns out that Nicole Scherzinger not only managed to be the only mentor with two acts in the final, but is also a bit of a mystic Meg - because she wrote down James Arthur's name along with Ella Henderson.

Yes picking two acts is a bit of a cheaty-pants move but we'll let it slide.

Gazza and Tulisa both tipped acts that ended up in their own categories to win - with GB predicting that Kye Sones would win the show, and Tulisa backing Lucy Spraggan.

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Caroline Flack, meanwhile - went for Times Red. Oh Cazza, you're as bad as us.

What do you make of all this Scapers - did any of you make predictions before Live Shows began?

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