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The auditions begin in London where several sets of twins make it through to boot camp. When Samir and Mehi who are twin brothers from France perform though they fail to impress Simon but Cheryl and Louis decide to put them through. Storm Lee manages to impress the judges with his voice but Simon tells him if he wants to be taken seriously he should use his real name. Simon isn't impressed with the first song he performs and asks him to perform another without all the gimmicks. Even though Simon despite his misgivings decides to put him through. Others to impress in London include Ruth Anne St Luce and John Adeleye. This week's guest judge is Natalie Imbruglia and she joins the team when the auditions move onto Birmingham. Liam Payne who at just 14 made it through to the judges' house two years ago returns hoping to make it to the finals this time around. Pattie Eleode is not so successful though when she fails to impress the judges. Cher Lloyd manages to impress though and sails through to boot camp. Others to impress in Birmingham include Kerri Arindel, Justin Vanderhyde and Treyc Cohen who made it through to to the judges houses last year. Abbey Johnstone and Lisa Parker have a major falling out after Simon tells them that their performance was the worst audition in history.
The X Factor kicks off and Guest judge Natalie Imbruglia is going to be able to share her expertise on the judging panel. They are in London and there are thousands who feel that they are the X Factor and the one to beat. The judges enter in style and greet the fans. They are all hopeful and they are going to find the right talent. Louis’s hopes are high and would like to see a pair of twins go through. This sparks a pre-auditioning of a few twins: The Evans Twins who get a no to the next round and Bejon who, despite Simon’s choice, get through to the next round...Read the full recap
Cheryl: (to Twem) You thoroughly brightened up my day! It’s a yes from me.
Simon: (to Patti) The good news is people like you and you’re always going to enjoy singing… but you’ve got to do it alone.
Cheryl: (to Cher) Cher, you are right up my street. You’re actually my favourite audition so far.