PICTURES! XFactor 2013 judges in Manchester for first auditions

The X Factor 2013 judges are in Manchester today for the latest round of try outs!

Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow all walked the red carpet at the Manchester United Old Trafford football stadium this afternoon before kicking off the third round of auditions.

The panel kicked off the try outs for the new series at the start of the month in Glasgow, which saw Sharon return to the panel after six years.

This year the first round of auditions will take place in front of only the judges in small rooms, with the budding performers singing acapella to show off only their voices.

Those who impress will be invited back for a second audition at an arena later on in the summer, where they'll have to not only perform in front of the panel but also a 3,000 strong live audience to show they've really got The X Factor.

After today's try outs in Manchester, the judges will continue to hold the last two audition stops this year in the capital London and Cardiff. This will be followed by the second stage of judges’ arena auditions in July.

Browse pictures of the XFactor judges below...

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