PICTURES! Tonight's X Factor 2012 auditions sneak peek!

Times Red (X Factor 2012)

Tonight is the first half of this weekend's X Factor 2012 double bill, as auditions continue.

This evening's show features try outs in Liverpool with guest judge Geri Halliwell and Manchester with Mel B.

And for the first time this series, we see some groups!

Hunky boy group [tag]Times Red[/tag] impress the judges, while Geri wants to join in with The It Girls after they perform a Spice Girls track.

In Manchester, [tag]Melanie McCabe[/tag] returns for a third shot of fame, wowing the panel once again... but will she make the live shows this year?

Jason wants to become the next Justin Bieber... and meet his idol Tulisa!

Finally, [tag]Christopher Maloney[/tag] tries to get over his nerves to sing for the judges in Liverpool.

The show airs tonight on ITV1!

Browse pictures from tonight's X Factor below...

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