PICTURES! Thousands audition for The X Factor 2012 in London!

X Factor 2012 London auditions

Over 8,000 budding singers braved the cold and rain to audition for The X Factor 2012 yesterday, with the final try outs for the current series taking place in London.

Crowds were queuing overnight to be first in line for when gates opened at 8AM, with performers filling up the waiting area until midday.

It was the last chance for people to try out for this year's show, with the O2 Arena's 28,000 seater venue being the location for the hopeful stars to show off their vocals and personalities.

X Factor host Dermot O'Leary was on hand, surrounded by fans wanting pictures, while inside production staff whittled down the wannabes ahead of callbacks this week.

Browse our latest pictures from The X Factor 2012 auditions in London below...

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