It was a busy weekend on The X Factor, as highlights from Manchester and Liverpool were under the spotlight and the great auditions just kept on coming
This week the groups finally got a chance to shine – although the It Girls weren’t among the best, despite finding a fan in the shape of guest judge Geri Halliwell
Sorority were also given short shrift…
…and you won’t be seeing all-female quartet Voxe on the show again this year
Still, it wasn’t all bad news for the groups, with trio Times Red making it through thanks to their acoustic version of Amy Winehouse’s Rehab
The band scored a thumbs up from the judges – and many of the female members of the audience
This leopard-coated chap, called Chris, growled his way through his song and was sent packing
Ashwin also failed to make a good impression…
…and it wasn’t a good night for this lady either
William might not have made it through to the next round but we won’t be forgetting his rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody in a hurry
Little and Large failed in their quest to become the first duo to win the X Factor
There was better news for Tasha Pyne, who did win a place at bootcamp
And returning hopeful Melanie McCabe, who narrowly missed out on the final last year, was back for another go, and sailed through to boot camp. Can she go one better this year?
Vietnamese student Jason couldn’t help but declare his love for Tulisa – or, as he insisted on calling her, ‘Tulisha’
The judges were pleasantly surprised by his version of the Whitney Houston hit I Have Nothing and sent him through to the next round
However it was nervous call centre worker Christopher Maloney who stole Saturday’s show with his stunning rendition of Bette Midler’s The Rose – winning himself a standing ovation. It was an emotional moment for him, not to mention his beloved nan.