PICTURES! Tulisa, Nicole and Louis launch The X Factor 2012!

X Factor judges and Dermot

X Factor 2012 judges Tulisa Contostavlos, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh launched the new series today, with a red carpet event in central London.

The tiro were joined by presenters Dermot O'Leary and Caroline Flack, as well as a special guest appearance and performance from last year's winners Little Mix!

The girls sung an acoustic version of their new song 'Wings', out next week, before a preview of Saturday's premiere episode was given to the press.

Naturally, we don't want to spoil it, but what we will say is to expect plenty of drama, tears and laguhter from the feature packed series opener.

The X Factor 2012 starts on Saturday night on ITV1 at 8PM.

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