These X Factor emojis could be the best thing about this year’s show

We're frankly pretty disappointed that Louis Walsh hasn't been included in this year's X Factor line-up… because for 2015, all the judges have been allocated an emoji – and we would have LOVED to have seen the Mayoman as a cartoon smiley.

Never mind, we nevertheless reckon the rest of them – Nick, Rita, Cheryl and, of course, Simon – look rather fetching.

The emojis are all part of the newly-spruced up show's attempts to win back viewers, and it has now been revealed that at-home audiences will also get to decide which judge takes on which category.

Girls, Boys, Groups, and Unders; the judges never want the latter two and Simon usually takes the most promising bunch for himself anyway.

Not this time around, however: with the first airing of the 12th series going out on Saturday, people will be able to vote to determine who gets what using Twitter hashtags.

Now this is a twist we really like – but will you be watching this year?