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The X Factor: Series 7 - Auditions 1

The first set of hopefuls audition in front of the judges hoping to impress and make it through to the next stage of the competition. Geri Halliwell is a guest judge on the show as the first set of auditions come from Glasgow. 41 year old Stephen ‘Disco Inferno’ Hunter manages to impress the judges and becomes the first person through to boot camp. Diva Features and others fail to impress the judges though and are sent home. Gamuchirai Nhengu manages to impress all the judges though and sails through to boot camp. Peter and Caroline, aka G and S fail to make it though but after Caroline returns as a solo performer she makes it though to the next stage of the competition. Others to impress and make it through when the auditions move onto London include Katie Waissel and Shirlina Johnson. Jahm are not so lucky though and Simon says they are the worse group to have ever auditioned for the show.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x1
Airdate: Saturday August 21st, 2010
Special Airtime: 07:30 pm
Special Runtime: 90 Minutes

Director: Ben Thursby

  • Currently 5/10
5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Gamuchirai NhenguGamuchirai Nhengu
As Herself
Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
As Herself
Katie WaissellKatie Waissell
As Herself
Stephen Hunter (2)Stephen Hunter (2)
As Himself
As Themselves
Main Cast
Simon Cowell
As Judge
Louis Walsh
As Judge


Season 7 starts up with Dermot O’ Leary hosting “The X Factor” and introduces that they are going to be in 6 different cities around Great Britain: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Dublin and, this week, they are in Glasgow. Thousands of people have turned out and are ready to go. The judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole arrive and so does guest judge, Geri Halliwell. All are ready for the auditions and want to get the show started. ..

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Episode Quotes
Simon: (to Gamuchirai Nhengu) I really, really, really like you!

Cheryl: (to Stephen Hunter) What a fantastic way to kick off the next series of X Factor!

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSimon Cowell
Executive ProducerNigel Hall  |  Richard Holloway  |  Claire Horton
Warning: The X Factor season 7 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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