It’s the final week of auditions on The X Factor 2011 – with some of the most memorable performances saved until last…
Natasha Paton Ali wanted to try and impress the judges with her ‘sexy’ dancing as well as her voice
However they got more than they bargained for when she had a wardrobe malfunction with her strapless dress
Ceri Hoey from Bridgend didn’t fare too well either, making a swift exit
And Dafydd Morgan sung Bat Out Of Hell and scared both Kelly and Tulisa. Things had to get better…
Thankfully teacher John Adams saved the day with a superb performance of Damien Rice’s Cannonball which received warm praise from the judges
The panel also loved 17-year-old Sarah Watson – who made a particularly good impression on Gary
Mother of four Michelle Barrett delivered a powerhouse performance of Whitney Houston’s All The Man That I Need
In doing so, she reduced Tulisa to tears after the N-Dubz singer said she reminded her of her own mother
Girl band Indigo Rose divided the panel – but they won a place in bootcamp nonetheless
Essex duo 2 Shoes fared far better, with the judges admitting they were ‘pleasantly surprised’ by the talkative twosome
Recognise this chap? It’s John Wilding, who narrowly missed out on a place in the finals in 2010 – and wowed the judges with his latest audition. Can he go one step further this year?
Welsh singer Ceri Rees is nothing if not determined – she auditioned for the fourth time, but despite trying to win Louis over with a bouquet still didn’t make the next round
Lorry driver Terry Winstanley, 51, proved to be the surprise package of the night when he wowed the judges with his performance of a Michael Bolton song
Max Vickers generated a few laughs when he confessed to working as a giant squirrel in an amusement park. But his singing spoke for itself
Joseph Gilligan attracted almost as much attention for his muscular build as for his singing – which also won him a place in boot camp
Deep Dhillon – who previously auditioned in 2009 – returned for another try, but once again was more memorable for his dancing than his singing
Margaret Sinclair’s audition fell flat with the judges – but she did not take criticism kindly, blaming her off-key notes on ‘nerves’
Her husband Neil didn’t fare much better either
Former judges houses’ contender Marlon McKenzie was back for yet another try – will he finally make it to the live shows this time?
Carolynne Poole, a former finalist in BBC1’s Fame Academy, was hoping for similar success with The X Factor – and with four yeses from the judges, she got off to a good start
Teenager Bradley Johnson confessed to a troubled past – but the judges found his singing hard to fault, sending him sailing through to boot camp. Find out how he and the other hopefuls fare in a double bill of boot camp shows next weekend….