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Time is running by so fast. It seems like Little Mix won season 8 of The X Factor only yesterday, but tonight airs the first episode of season 9. Host Dermot O’Leary is back. Gary Barlow still holds the title of head judge, Tulisa is extra feisty and mad uncle Louis Walsh is reportedly “in it to win it”. Scary. What’s even more scary, Nicole Scherzinger bagged the 4th spot on the judging panel right before the end of audition rounds.
Tonight’s audition episode features Prince and Rod Stewart lookalikes, P!nk impersonator, Tulisa lookalike, a group of firemen and 16-years-old Adele wannabe. Scary Spice Mel B appears as a guest judge at Manchester auditions. She is a judge on X Factor Australia.
According to TV Guide, tonight’s show airs at 8pm BST (3pm EDT, 12pm PDT) on ITV1 (75min). The Xtra Factor premieres at 9:30pm BST (65min) on ITV2.
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Roll out the red carpet… It’s The X Factor press launch!
Sheyi Omatayo’s audition – The X Factor UK 2012
Watch Sheyi Omatayo’s comical performance of What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong…
Even the lure of a free takeaway wasn’t enough to win the Judges over. Watch as the Nando’s employee channels Louis Armstrong in a performance that was dubbed ‘more cookie monster than Camden boy’ by Tulisa.
His second song is “Leave Right Now” by The Original Pop Idol, Will Young. Remember American Idol season 9 boot song?
Jahmene Douglas’ audition – The X Factor UK 2012
Watch Jahmene Douglas bravely battle his shyness to have a shot at stardom by singing Etta James’ At Last…
Who knew shy supermarket worker Jahmene had such a soulful voice? Overcoming his nerves, the cute crooner put on a show-stopping performance. Clearly a fan, Nicole told him, ‘I wanna eat you up.’ Cripes!
Zoe Alexander’s audition – The X Factor UK 2012
Crash, bang, wallop! Zoe sings like Pink, looks like Pink but doesn’t want to be seen as Pink. You got that? Watch as the punky performer throws a temper tantrum after failing to be put through by the Judges.
It doesn’t get any worse than that.
Curtis Golden’s audition – The X Factor UK 2012
Curtis Golden was hoping that his prized collection of Spice Girls memorabilia would be enough to win over Mel B. It wasn’t. SCARY Spice branded him, ‘annoying and irritating.’ The other Judges, however, loved him. Phew!
He says he usually sings really bad songs!
Mel B gets grumpy at the auditions – The X Factor UK 2012
Watch as Scary Spice lives up to her nickname with cutting comments during auditions…
The original Mr Nasty, Simon Cowell, would appear to have some stiff competition in the form of Mel B. Not one to hold back, watch as our Guest Judge goes from Scary Spice to Grumpy Spice during auditions.
Ella Henderson’s audition – The X Factor UK 2012
Watch X Factor hopeful Ella nail her audition with a heart-rending song she penned herself in honour of her late grandfather. The emotionally charged performance even earned her a standing ovation. Atta girl!
Relive Martin Eastwood’s rapping! – The X Factor 2012
Olly Murs meets Ella Henderson – The Xtra Factor 2012
The X Factor Glamour Shoot – The X Factor 2012
Wow. Just WOW. Nothing beats The Original X Factor. NOTHING. The episode flew by like a rocket.