“You have star quality and I want to mentor you,” Cheryl told Kiera, after she sang Ella Eyre’s We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off.
“Just so you have a bit of choice, I would also like to mentor you,” Simon added. “Everything about you I absolutely love.”
But, as the judges’ categories have since been decided, we know it will be Rita Ora mentoring Kiera if she gets past Boot Camp (Cheryl’s got the groups) – and Rita wasn’t even present for Kiera’s audition (she had a performance of her own to get to).
Simon is mentoring the Overs and he got a surprise in that category in Sunday’s auditions: Neneth Lyons.
While Kiera is everything the X Factor wants in a contestant, Neneth, 36, isn’t.
Neneth sang Somewhere from the musical West Side Story…
“And when the song started, I thought ‘maybe this is a bit dated’,” Simon told Neneth. “But then I thought, ‘Who cares?’. You are a brilliant singer. And I think people are going to like you – a lot.”
“You came alive during that performance. It was amazing,” added Nick Grimshaw.
For pictures of all the acts going to Boot Camp from this weekend’s auditions, click here.
The X Factor continues on ITV, Saturday, September 19, 8.00pm.