It’s back! The new series of The X Factor is underway, with a new judging panel and yet more hopefuls competing for that coveted record contract – ranging from the wonderful to the totally weird
With the first auditions show of the series, viewers finally had the chance to see new judges Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow in action, alongside returning judge Louis Walsh
First on to the stage was 18-year-old Frankie Cocozza, who cheekily showed off a tattoo of girls’ names he had on his bum!
However he won them over with his audition – with Gary comparing him to Rod Stewart – and landed himself a place at boot camp
Could Kitty Brucknell be this year’s Katie Waissel? The 26-year-old Londoner certainly showed her quirky side to the judges before she had even sung a note
Having shown off her eccentric personality, Kitty’s performance was enough to secure her a place at boot camp
Hong Kong born Goldie Cheung overcame illness to perform – and left the judges speechless with her bizarre singing and flamboyant routine
Housewife Wendy Davis tried her best to impress the judges but her off-key performance meant she was soon sent packing
Shy teenager Janet Devlin, from Northern Ireland, had to overcome her nerves when she stepped on to the stage….
….however her rendition of Elton John’s Your Song left both judges and audience spellbound, and marked her as a possible early front-runner in the competition
Essex girl Roxy Yarnold created an impression with her powerful voice – and won herself a place in the next round
George Gerasimou was hoping to do better than his ill-fated audition for the 2009 series as part of the group Triple Trouble
His audition did not go down well with the judges – but the teenager did not take the criticism well, and launched into a rant against Tulisa
He launched a tirade of abuse against the N-Dubz singer before eventually leaving the stage – and being told off by Dermot O’Leary!