My social life is now officially cancelled until Christmas, the X Factor is back for it's ninth series this Saturday.
It has been a whirlwind of a year, I predicted the BGT winner (beating Simon and the others) and at one point, I was even 25/1 to be a judge on the X Factor...
The X Factor 2012 rolled into six major cities and the judges saw nearly 500 acts. This year some of the rules have changed and the auditions have been thrown open to everyone (even acts with management, a first for the show)
Presenter Dermot O'Leary said: "We're back and we are going to be better than ever. We're the country's number one singing show and we want to keep it that way!"
This year's talent was so good, that they also decided, to raise the age limit of the Overs category from 25 to 28.
Gary Barlow said "This year the level of talent has been amazing. In particular, there was an overwhelming
amount of amazing singers in the 'Overs' category, so we have raised the age limit of that category to spread the talent around and to increase the competition in the boys and girls categories."
Nicole Scherzinger added: "We're excited about this change and as acts are also able to write and perform their own songs, everyone will be blown away by this year's series!"
Also, in a first for the series, this year's Live Final, sponsored by Talk Talk, will take place at Manchester Central in front of an 11,000 strong audience. This follows another first for the series, with Bootcamp being moved out of London to Liverpool.
Tulisa said: "We search the country to find a star, so why not take the Final out of London! We like to try new things every year and going to Manchester is an exciting first for all of us."
Louis Walsh finished the judges round up by saying "Our Live Final is going to be another major event, so the The X Factor 2012 has everything! I believe it's going to be our best series yet."
So before I go and get some much needed rest ahead of Saturday's first show, here are a few facts and figures, for all you X Factor fans...
The X Factor has been the number one entertainment show in the UK for eight years. Artists discovered by The X Factor format have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 110 number ones, 270 top 10, and 501 top 50 releases.
In the UK, The X Factor artists have sold more than 40 million records, including 39 number ones, 77 top 10, and 91 top 20 releases.
The X Factor first launched in 2004 in the UK on ITV1 and has remained the nation's favourite programme with the 2010 finale achieving a peak of 21.2 million viewers.
The 2011 finale, held at Wembley Arena in front of a live audience of 12,000, was the most watched TV show of the year, with a bigger audience than the Royal Wedding. The series has won numerous accolades worldwide, including three Bafta awards.
Roll on Saturday, when the search for my next Midas act begins...