PICTURES! See tonight's X Factor 2018 auditions and contestants

Here's a first look at tonight's X Factor 2018 auditions and contestants.

This year's auditions continue tonight on ITV having taken place earlier this year at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

We're now nearing the end of the try outs but there's still plenty more contestants to see.

As always, the hopefuls start with on stage at the arena where they find themselves in front of the judges and a 4,000 strong audience.

Simon Cowell, Ayda Williams, Robbie Williams and Louis Tomlinson will need to be impressed if the hopefuls are to get through.

Acts require at least three yeses in order to make it through to the judges' deliberation - which of tonight's contestants will be successful?

The contestants we meet include professional entertainer Sammi Shepherd, who sings Rag’n’Bone Man's Human and Cezar Ouatu, a 38 year old singing teacher who surprises with his unique voice.


Louise Setara, a 30 year old cleaner, makes a comeback after first hitting the spotlight a decade ago with a record contract. She brings an original song to sing for the judges.

Claire Angel Bryan, a 35 year old full time carer, performs Sam Cooke's Change is Gonna Come while Panda Ross belts out Aretha Franklin's Natural Woman having travelled from America to settle some history with Simon Cowell.

Charlotte Lily, a 20 year old student, is joined backstage by her two cats which Dermot O'Leary looks after as she sings Village People's YMCA.

Gaia Cauchi, a 15 year old student from Malta, performs Paloma Faith's Only Love Can Hurt Like This before Gingzilla really does shock the panel. The 32 year old drag queen sings The White Stripes' Seven Nation Army.

Closing the show is J Sol, a 25 year old singer who sings an emotional original song.


Tune in this evening to watch all the auditions and see the judges' reactions.

The X Factor 2018 airs tonight at 8:35PM on ITV.