PICTURES! X Factor auditions 2013 hit London!

The X Factor 2013 auditions rolled into London this week, and the judges looked rather excited to be at the try outs in the capital.

Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow are all in the city for the penultimate set of auditions and today walked the red carpet at the Excel Centre.

Tweeting ahead of the first auditions in the capital, Gary said: "London, are you ready for us ? #XFactor"

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 London, the judges will go on to hold the last audition stop this year in Cardiff. This will be followed by the second stage of judges’ arena auditions in July.

Browse pictures of the XFactor judges on the red carpet below...

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