PICTURES! X Factor 2014 auditions - see first contestants!

Preview of who's on X Factor UK tonight

Here's a first look at The X Factor 2014 auditions as we take a look at some of tonight's hopefuls.

The X Factor UK kicks off its new series on ITV and once again a whole host of weird and wonderful characters sing for the judges.

Fortunately there are some people with actual talent auditioning too.

Amongst the first set of acts going before the panel this year are wacky duo Blonde Electric and bizarre pianist Shayden Willis.

Angelina Robinson sings for the panel while her mum provides the judges with a selection of Chinese food and even an X Factor cake.

Then there's Carol Trefarthen who STRIPS as she performs Simply The Best, which comes after Jale Antor turns up dressed in Cheryl Cole's infamous Fight For This Love outfit.

Posh Chloe Jasmine impresses the panel with a cover of Ella Fitzgerald's Black Coffee and there's a shock return for now 25-year-old Amy Connolly who previously auditioned back in 2008.

Former Navy seaman Jay James leaves the panel emotional with his performance of A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera's Say Something, while Reece Bibby cures Simon's aversion to 'cute guys with guitars'.

The X Factor 2014 starts tonight on ITV from 8PM.

Browse pictures of this evening's X Factor auditions below...