John Wilding returns for The X Factor 2011 and receives standing ovation!

John Wilding

Last year's X Factor hopeful John Wilding has returned for a second shot - and apparently to a lot more success than last year! The 18-year-old, who made it all the way to Dannii Minogue's final 8 last year, reportedly received a standing ovation at bootcamp - even though it doesn't start until next month.

We're entirely sure about the story, we reckon perhaps The Sun are getting confused with his audition in London earlier this month. Audience tickets for bootcamp only opened for booking this week for August 18 at London's Wembley Arena.

A source told the newspaper: "John is back looking and sounding better than ever.

"His dream didn't come true last time but it would mean everything to him to be part of the final this time."

We've covered and supported John a lot on our site over the past year, in fact our first post about the youngster appeared exactly a year ago today from last year's judges' houses rumours. We're expecting him to go all the way to the live finals this time round!

Check out John performing a cover of 'Run' by Snow Patrol below...

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