X Factor: Judges Houses line-up revealed!
All the latest news and gossip from The X Factor...
The hopefuls waited nervously to hear the news... but who made the cut:
Jahmene Douglas, 21: Jahmene used to be paid in sweets to sing. It was good to see him make it through, vocally awesome, looks slick and a great work ethic. I'd like to hear him perform something more current at Judges Houses.
Nathan Fagan-Gayle, 25: Seasoned London star, focused, has the likeability factor... could go far.
Jake Quickenden, 23: Lifeguard from Scunthorpe says of winning: “I’d be able to pay mum back the cash I owe her.”
Adam Burridge, 23: The Admin worker from Middlesex dreams of playing at Glastonbury. With a voice like that, he just might!
James Arthur, 24: His emotional version of The Fray’s How To Save A Life took him to another level. Fingers crossed he hasn't peaked too soon.
Rylan Clark, 23: He's an Essex model who dreams of releasing a dance album. The judges branded him 'cabaret' and Gary hated his voice... maybe he'll surprise us all as I've no clue how he's got this far!
Jade Ellis, 25: Love Jade! A London bike mechanic and single mum who wants a better life for her daughter. Epic vocals from a tiny woman. What's not to like?
Amy Mottram, 16: She's already been nicknamed the “Essex Adele” but will that be a blessing or a curse? So likeable and endearing, I hope she does well.
Lucy Spraggan, 20: Lucy bravely performed her own song at the first audition, I can't help but think of Victoria Wood when I watch her though.
Leanne Robinson, 22: “There’s no gimmick about me. I just love to sing.” And boy do you do it well. Leanne's one to watch, her voice seems to improve week by week.
Ella Henderson, 16: “I never expected to get this far!” Ella has been tipped to win this year's show and it's not surprising. She's already made Nicole Scherzinger cry!
Jade Collins, 17: I'd like to have seen more of Jade during bootcamp. Hopefully she'll show us what she's made of at Judges Homes. Her mum is making her outfits you know.
Brad Shackleton, 37: He's a motivational speaker, so has definitely got the confidence required. It's a dream come true for Brad as he's always wanted to work with Gary Barlow.
Melanie Masson, 44: The Glaswegian full-time mum of two blasted out Janis Joplin’s Cry Baby at her audition. She's also a fairy in her spare time and I just love her. Go on Mel!
Christopher Maloney, 34: Five years it took him to finally apply for X Factor. Aren't we glad he did. Christopher's a hot tip for the finals... as long as his nerves don't get the better of him. (And I'd like a little less cheese please!)
Carolynne Poole, 32: The Huddersfield casino singer got as far as the X Factor judges’ houses last year. She's hoping to knock it out of the park and make the live shows this year.
Kye Sones, 30: A chimney sweep, who loves electro-pop? Quirky and vocally on point, he's got a good chance of making it.
Nicola-Marie Bloor, 35: She's been an Amy Winehouse and GaGa tribute act, can she stand alone and be a star in her own right?
The big news with the groups is that Rough Copy have been eliminated from the competition! Times Red and Union J (known as Triple J earlier in the competition) were put through in their place.
It emerged last month that Rough Copy were withdrawn from the contest after getting through boot camp because group member Kazeem Ajobo had a visa application which was being considered by the UK Border Agency. If he went abroad for Judges Houses there may have been a problem with him returning.
So who made it through?
Mitsotu (Holly Cooper 22, James Collins, 22, and Jimmy Essex, 22): North London trio hoping to wow the judges... and get some sleep. X Factor is so tiring apparently.
MK1 (Charlie, 19 – real name Lotte Rundle – and Simeon Dixon, 23): You know you remember these guys. The dubsteppers dropped their third member after the judges said he looked like an accountant, best thing they ever did too!
Union J (JJ Hamblett, 23, George Shelley, 18, Josh Cuthbert, 19, and Jaymi Hensley, 22): Replacing Rough Copy... lucky break. Vocals need a little work but fingers crossed they'll raise their game.
GMD3 (Greg West, 17, Dan Ferrari-Lane, 19, and Mickey Parsons 17): Met at stage school... Hmmm. The jury is out. We'll see...
Poisonous Twins (Stephanie McMichael, 23, and Sophie Houghton, 21): A Big brother contestant? Oh yes, Steph was ousted early back in 2008. Has to be the weirdest band name ever.
Times Red (Staz Nair, 20, Scott Ritchie, 25, Luke White, 24): The Essex boys were over the moon to get a second chance after the Rough Copy fiasco.
Are you happy with the judges choices?
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It's good news for the judges too! For the first year in X Factor history, they're all happy with their lot. Simon Cowell returned to reveal all...
Gary Barlow will be in charge of the over-28s and will mentor them in Northamptonshire, helped by former judge Cheryl Cole.
Tulisa Contostavlos gets the girls and will head to St Lucia, assisted by Tinie Tempah.
Nicole Scherzinger will work with the boys with rapper Ne-Yo in Dubai.
Louis Walsh will take the groups to Las Vegas – and is helped by another former judge, Sharon Osbourne. Finally Louis gets to go somewhere exciting, I bet he's over the moon... and so are the groups!
Did your favourite make it?
Who's got the best category?
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Don't forget to join me on Saturday night for our live blog... I can't wait to hear what you think of Judges Houses. Excited much?
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This is my roundup of this weekend's bootcamp episodes: http://chbadtv.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/x-factor-boot-camp-most-important-72.html
St Lucia....Dubai....Las Vegas..........
............ Northamtonshire !!!!....lol
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