We went to The X Factor auditions in Liverpool, fortunately so did plenty of talented singers too!

X Factor 2011

The X Factor 2011 auditions finished on a high yesterday in Liverpool with some of the best acts the current series has seen so far. As always you're going to have to wait until the show returns to ITV1 next month for all the talent, but to keep you happy for now here's a few teasers!

Yesterday's final auditions in Liverpool saw the first ever X Factor YouTube and Facebook wannabes, with the hopefuls all having applied via the internet by uploading their own amateur clips.

The final day in Liverpool started, as always, with the entrance of the judges and birthday girl Tulisa was seemingly feeling a little worse for wear. "It was my birthday yesterday so I'm a little rusty this morning," she told fans before the show began. Kelly Rowland added: "Let me tell you, there's some strong talent here in Liverpool. I'm expecting the winner to be here in Liverpool."

Onto the auditionees and there was a mixed bag of acts from across the world, with one Dutch singing winning a standing ovation after - in our view - the best audition of the series to date. A pair of twins who were the spitting image of Big Brother stars Samanda mean while left the panel split. "The singing wasn't bad, but am I excited? No", Gary told them.


Another act to look out for when the show returns to ITV1 in August is a 16-year-old who wowed the judges with her performance of Adele's 'Set Fire To The Rain'.

But in a change from the auditionees at previous venues, even those turned away were brilliant. One 17-year-old, who performed Jessie J's 'Nobody's Perfect' was told by Gary Barlow: "I like you and I'd love to see you progress and come back next year."

Meanwhile star of The X Factor 2009 - Gurdip Dhillon - was back. The hopeful had originally auditioned with the Pussycat Dolls' 'Don't Cha', but failed to win over the panel with his rather unique dance moves. Back for a second attempt, Gurdip this time performed Take That's 'Back For Good' and this time his dancing seemed to impress Gary Barlow. "I love this move!" he said.

Take That tracks proved popular, with another auditionee trying out at Liverpool's Echo Arena with 'Relight My Fire'. "You're not a bad singer!" Gary told him, before cheekily adding: "But I think my version was better."

X Factor Dermot Liverpool

Another star of the show was a 19-year-old boy who performed with a female voice not too dissimilar from Amy Winehouse. The judges said: "You have the highest voice for a man."

The X Factor 2011 returns to ITV1 later this summer and you do not want to miss it!

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