The X Factor auditions are over, and it’s time for the remaining 200 hopefuls to head to boot camp. Madonna fan Katie Waissel was one of the lucky ones
Once again, Nicole Scherzinger joined Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell on the judging panel, standing in for a malaria-stricken Cheryl Cole
The boys had to sing Michael Jackson’s Man In The Mirror
However it all proved too much for Tobias Sumpton, who was reduced to tears after messing up his performance
Girl group Husstle were delighted to be given the chance to show off their dancing skills
Irish singer Mary Byrne has wowed the judges with her voice so far, but had difficulty with the dance routine the performers had to learn at boot camp due to arthritis in her knees
Annastasia Baker is hoping this year will be lucky for her after she narrowly missed out on the live shows a couple of years back
16-year-old Cher Lloyd was a favourite with the judges at auditions – did she impress them with her quirky version of Coldplay’s Viva La Vida, featuring a self-penned rap?
Controversial contestant Chloe Mafia confessed that she had been out all night partying the day before the start of boot camp
She made it through the first stage but came a cropper in the second round when she forgot the words to her song
There were some colourful characters in the over 28s category, including PE teacher Wagner
French twins Twem said they were “crazy” about music – but with Simon Cowell sceptical about their talents how would they fare at boot camp?
Marlon McKenzie was among a number of hopefuls who have tried out for X Factor before – will his time come this year?
Dutch-born Yuli Minguel was also hoping to impress
While Storm Lee hoped to rock the X Factor stage despite Simon’s criticism over his name
Single mum Rebecca Ferguson was popular in auditions, and also did well at boot camp with Louis saying she had “blossomed”