The X Factor 2013 auditions continue tonight, and here’s a first look at the hopefuls going before the judges.
Once again, it’s back to the judges’ rooms as wannabes sing for Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherziner, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne.
There’s 16 year old student Chloe O’Gorman from The Wirral who Gary describes her as ‘a little ball of energy’.
17-year-old Barclay Beales, unemployed from Devon, shocks the judges iwth his yodeling, telling them he was inspired by Taylor Ware on America’s Got Talent.
54 years old Thomas Feeley from Leeds, unemployed and part time DJ, brings his laptop to help perform Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder.
Relley Clark sings an acoustic take on Don’t you Worry Child before Shelley Smith has her go, singing Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin to get the panel hyped up.
18 year old Ryan Mathie from Hull is currently training to be a mechanic and working for the council, sings Ray Lamontagne by Jolene.
And Stuart Manson takes on Beneath Your Beautiful by Labrinth in the hope of winning a spot in Sunday’s arena show, but his version only gets giggles from the judges.
Then there’s teenager Abi Alton, a Morrison’s sales assistant from Guisborough – near Middlesbrough, who sings Travelling Soldier by Dixie Chicks. While Gary loves her, Louis and Nicole aren’t too sure she’s right for the competition.
45 year old salesman from South East Londone Colin Stacey performs alongsid a framed picture of his cat Patch to end the third part of auditions.
Part 4 sees a series of comebacks, as Jade Richards, Melanie McCabe, Amy Mottram and the Dolly Rockers all return.
23 year old Jade is auditioning for the third time, having two years ago made it to the judges’ houses with Kelly Rowland. The Scottish singer performs When I was your Man by Bruno Mars.
Amy meanwhile auditioned last year and and narrowly missed out on a spot in the live shows as part of the wild card twist.
Girl group the Dolly Rockers – Lucie (26, receptionist) and Sophie (24, stylist) – were unsuccessful at Louis’ judge’s house in 2009, but are back with a different band member Daniele (22, stylist).
And finally, closing the show, is 19 year old Melanie from Dublin who sings Rihanna’s Diamonds. It’s her fourth year auditioning for X Factor; in 2011 she was unsuccessful at Kelly Rowland’s judge’s house and got to boot camp last year.
Who do you think will make it through to Sunday’s show?
The X Factor 2013 airs tonight at 8PM on ITV.
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