PICTURES! Thousands audition for The X Factor 2012 in Cardiff

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Thousands of budding singers turned up to Cardiff's City Stadium in Wales yesterday as open auditions for The X Factor 2012 continued their tour of the UK and Ireland.

Some hopefuls had queued from 3AM and travelled from as far as South Africa to perform for the show's team, ahead of try outs in front of the judges later on in the year.

With a sun out, even a two hour long wait didn't get the wannabes down, as they spent the morning cheering, dancing and of course singing ahead of their all important performance.

For those that got a golden ticket and made it to the next round, it's one step closer to the live shows in October.

And for those who didn't make it, we're sure the X Factor will be back next year...

The X Factor 2012 returns to ITV1 in August.

Browse our gallery from the auditions in Wales yesterday below...

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