New X Factor judge Gary Barlow has suggested that the success of Cher Lloyd on last year's show (that success being fourth place...) has meant a new range of singers apply for the show this year . Following the first two auditions in Birmingham and Glasgow, Gary dubbed change the "Cher Lloyd effect".
A lot more of this year's auditionees are not just singing but also rapping, with songs such as Plan B's 'She Said' and BoB's 'Airplanes' being favourites amongst the hopefuls. Tracks by Jessie J, including 'Do It Like A Dude' are also popular, however the panel has been critical on the rapping by many contestants.
TellyMix can reveal that one hopeful was told to stop rapping in a US accent by Tulisa, while Gary Barlow criticised him for not being original enough and jus copying other singers.
Gary Barlow told another performer that her Jessie J song choice - which included the line "My b****es" on my d**k like this" - was "inappropriate" for the audition and the show.
Meanwhile other favourite songs in this year's auditions include Adele tracks. After having a sneak peak t some of this year's try outs, 'Someone Like You' and 'Rolling In The Deep' are getting great reactions from both the crowd and the panel. One such act was Jade Richards, who had Louis and Kelly in tears with her rendition of the former track.
The X Factor 2011 auditions continue this weekend in Manchester, and TellyMix will be there every day with the latest gossip!