Get ready for boot camp!

Who will sur­vive The X Fac­tor’s first big cull?

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They’ve sung their hearts out in the in­tense au­di­tions, but things are about to get re­ally tough for the hope­fuls… it’s time for boot camp! The Boys, Girls, Groups and Over27s all head to Wem­b­ley Arena, to im­press judges Si­mon Cow­ell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Os­bourne and Ni­cole Scherzinger.

First up, the singers per­form in groups of four, with a track they’ve cho­sen from a Wall of Songs. The judges then de­cide which hope­fuls move to the next round, where they’ll each sing one more song – in front of a 5,000-strong au­di­ence – to progress to the Six-Chair Chal­lenge, in two weeks. Can they

han­dle it?


Lloyd Macey, 23, South Wales

Lloyd was joined in the au­di­tion room by his big­gest fan, his nan Chris­tine – she’d even brought in fish-fin­ger sarnies for Si­mon! Chris­tine sat be­side Si­mon dur­ing Lloyd’s emo­tional per­for­mance of

the Sam Smith bal­lad Lay Me Down.


Grace Davies, 20, Lan­cashire

The singer-song­writer re­duced judge Sharon to tears with orig­i­nal song Roots, in­spired by years of play­ing in pubs

and be­ing told by friends she’d never get any fur­ther.


Tracy Leanne Jef­ford, 34, Mid­dle­sex

Tracy first au­di­tioned in 2006, mak­ing it to boot camp. Since then, she’s fo­cused on rais­ing her three kids. The judges were moved by Tracy’s ren­di­tion of clas­sic hit Will You Love Me To­mor­row.


Rak-Su, 25-26, Wat­ford

Ash­ley, Myles, Ja­maal and Mustafa au­di­tioned with their own song, I’m Feel­ing You. It was a huge hit with the judges – Louis and Ni­cole even sang it back to the band!

The judges… Sharon, Si­mon, Louis and Ni­cole

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