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The X Factor 2012: Audition Show 1 recap

Jahmene Douglas (X Factor 2012)

The X Factor 2012 burst back onto our screens tonight, and here’s what happened in the first audition show!

The first act of the night was 17-year-old Sheyi, although his ‘unique’ voice failed to win over the judges.

New judge Nicole told the teenager: “Hi, it’s a wonderful world! I love your personality, kind of a split personality! It’s like Sheyi Armstrong! If we’re doing a Louis Armstrong tribute then there’s potential…”

With four nos, it was the end of the road for the Nando’s worker, even though we felt his voice wasn’t that awful, if a little unusual!

In front of the judges next was Zoe Alexander, with her audition turning into the most dramatic ever.

The 22-year-old Pink tribute act had dressed like Pink and opted to perform a Pink track, despite wanting to be “herself”.

After getting poor comments from the panel, Zoe stormed off stage, pushing into a cameraman as she left the judges with a string of profanities.

Needless to say, we won’t be seeing Zoe at bootcamp.

Next to face the music was Jahmene Douglas, wow shocked the judges with his huge voice.

The teenager who works in Asda stunned the panel with epic performance of At Last to get four yeses and sail through to bootcamp.

It was then over to try outs in Manchester with guest judge Mel B, who was in a fairly grumpy mood it has to be said!

Dermot branded the Spice Girl ‘heartless’ after telling an 82-year-old singer that his performance wanted to make her fall to sleep.

Gary told her: “After the comments today, I’ll be surprised if you sleep tonight!”

Curtis Golen failed to win over Mel B with his unique take on Candyman but did manage to impress the other judges to make it through to bootcamp.

Louis told him: “I didn’t know what to expect, you’re quirky and you’re different, but you remind me a bit of Peter Kay – in a good way, I think you’ve definitely got something.”

We loved Curt’s take on the track, and can’t help but disagree with everything Mel had to say!

Closing the show was Ella Henderson, who performed an original song for the judges and didn’t hold back with the emotions.

Ella managed to even win over grumpy Mel B, who told her: “Whoever, or whatever you wrote that song about those words, I’m sure, hit a chord with everyone. Your song writing is so clever. It made me go into my own little world, and go Oh my God – I felt like that at one point, and that’s hard to do as a song writer.

“And when you sang it, you just made me believe every single word, I was right there with you. What we just witnessed was incredible, absolutely incredible.”

Ella certainly has a talent for writing and we can’t wait to hear more of her own tracks in the next round.

The X Factor continues next Saturday on ITV1.