The successful acts that have made it through the auditions travel to Liverpool for the boot camp stage of the competition. Before the hard work begins they enjoy a welcome party thrown by the judges. A third of the acts end up being cut from the competition before they get the chance to try and impress the judges again. Those who make it through have to compete against each other in small groups in a sing off. The competitive streak really comes out in some of the performances and there is also friction on stage. Those who fail to impress are cut from the competition. Those who make it through learn that when they perform tomorrow they will have one last chance to impress.
Episode number: 9x8 Airdate: Saturday September 22nd, 2012 Special Airtime: 08:15 pm
Now that the auditions are over, the remaining 200 acts head over to Boot Camp and want to show the judges that they have what it takes. Filling the judges seats are Gary Barlow, Tulisa, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh and they are ready to see if they have done enough in preparing to be able to make it through. The contestants make their way to a party put up by the judges, JLS comes up and tells them that they need to make sure that they show their best. They show how it is done. At the same moment, the judges go over the contestants and go through the staying acts and the leaving acts. ..