PICTURES! On tonight's X Factor 2012 judges' houses...

Sharon and Louis

Here's a glimpse at the tears, drama, laughs and performances to expect from The X Factor 2012 tonight!

On this weekend’s The X Factor on ITV1, Gary will be Lord of the Manor at a stately home in the rolling English countryside to meet the Overs; Nicole is at a luxury resort in Dubai with the Boys; Tulisa is on the Caribbean island of St Lucia to greet the Girls; while Louis is in the city that dubs itself the ‘entertainment capital of the world’ - Las Vegas with the Groups.

The mentors each have a very special guest to help them make their decisions - Cheryl Cole joins Gary, American RnB artist Ne-yo is with Nicole; Brit award winner Tinie Tempah is in St Lucia with Tulisa; and Sharon Osbourne joins her pal Louis in Vegas.

The contestants sing with a live piano or a guitarist in a bid to secure their place in the Live Shows - and not only do they need to impress their mentor, they have to blow their special guest away too. The Judges will each pick three acts to take through to the Live Shows.

There's some hiccups from some acts, with Lucy Spraggan struggling, while Ne-Yo and Nicole are split over Rylan.

But there's more positive news from the groups, with Union J impressing Louis Walsh.

The X Factor 2012 airs tonight and tomorrow night on ITV1.

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