Auditions are drawing to a close on The X Factor 2010 as the judges travel to Manchester in search of talent
However they didn’t find it in the shape of Rachel Chu, whose high-pitched out of tune singing left the panel stunned
Teenager Aiden Grimshaw however fared far better, and was praised by Louis Walsh for his ‘swagger’
Was pensioner Hazel Jackson simply ‘the best’, as her song choice would suggest? The judges didn’t think so
Yuli Minguel travelled all the way from the Netherlands to audition on the show – and it was worth her while as she won a place in boot camp
Mancunian groups were hit and miss, but trio The Huhas made an impact
The judges praised the ‘natural’ feel of the group, who were formed on Facebook
Chloe Victoria scraped through to boot camp despite a poor audition – and lots of excuses as to why it didn’t come up to scratch
And mum of two Rebecca Ferguson also made it through – despite admitting she had lost confidence in herself
Sunday’s show got off to a memorable start with Damien Devine – whose knack for designing clothes seemed to be better than his singing
Tobias Sumpton claimed to have had 20 jobs so far – could singing become his 21st?
Simon and Nicole were impressed with teenager Harry Styles – but Louis wasn’t so sure. Nonetheless the 16-year-old secured his place in boot camp
Camp duo Diva Fever got off to a rocky start – but their rendition of a Tina Turner classic soon won the judges over
There was disappointment for singer Richard Thomas – although the audience loved him the public remained unconvinced
However the auditions ended on a high, with 27-year-old Marlon McKenzie sailing through to the next stage after his standout audition. And with that, it’s onwards to boot camp…..