One X Factor hopeful left the judges lost for words after her energetic performance in this weekend’s show.

Nicola-Marie Bloor, who performs as an Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga tribute act, tried impressing the judges by showing off her gymnastic skills while belting out Taylor Dayne’s 1988 hit Tell It To My Heart.

While the crowd seemed to enjoy her routine some of her dance moves, including doing the splits on stage, left the judges stunned.

The 35-year-old from Derby received mixed reviews from the judges with the former Spice Girl Mel B telling her: “I properly loved it, it was full on. Yeah, it is a little bit dated, so what, but you grabbed my attention”.

Gary Barlow was less impressed, telling her: “I didn’t really enjoy the audition, I found it dated and ultimately I’d find you really annoying if you were in my category.”

Lifeguard Jake Quickenden was a definite hit with his version of Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody impressing all the judges, and Gary telling him: “I love your voice, I love your image”.

Another stand-out performance came from a 26-year-old tool salesman from Wolverhampton called Joseph.

His performance of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love made the panel smile with Louis telling him: “You’ve got an amazing talent, you’ve got an authentic rock voice,” and Gary describing him as “absolutely awesome”.

He also impressed Mel B with the former Spice Girl saying: “You smashed it. You’re really hot, you’ve got great tattoos, and you smash things up with tools, and then you sing…done.”

His emotions then got the better of him after he was joined on stage by his four-year-old son Kian.

The last contestant to perform, a 44-year-old mother of two called Melanie, wowed the judges with her rendition of Cry Baby, the 1963 song famously covered by rock singer Janis Joplin.

Melanie received a standing ovation from the audience and a unanimous yes from the panel, including one from this week’s guest judge Anastacia.