PICTURES! X Factor 2013 judges hit Cardiff for final auditions

The X Factor 2013 judges are in Cardiff today for the final round of try outs.

Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne were in Wales early for the start of the judges' room auditions.

It was a long trip for Gary, who left New York earlier in the week, telling his fans on Twitter: “So it worked ! No jet lag ! Went to sleep at midnight woke up at 8am ! #dayflight”

“It’s nice here #cardiff”

Birthday girl Nicole added: “The sun is shining down on us in Cardiff today, getting ready for @TheXFactor.”

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 Cardiff, the judges will go on to hold the second round of auditions later this month at Wembley Arena in London.

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

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