From Swagger Jagger to Whitney Houston... The X Factor 2011 judges reveal their audition songs

X Factor 2011 judges

The X Factor 2011 judges and presenters have revealed what tracks they would sing if auditioning for the show - and it's a mixed bunch! From Cher Lloyd's number one hit Swagger Jagger to Whitney Houston's huge ballads, this year's team seem to have a wide taste in music!

"Oh man, my choice changes every week!" X Factor host Dermot said. "Right now it would most probably be some Springsteen."

For Xtra Factor host Olly Murs we already know, as the cheeky Essex singer did audition for the show - and went on to reach second place! "I sang Stevie Wonder’s 'Superstition'," he reminded us.


Olly's Xtra Factor co-host Caroline Flack meanwhile revealed: "Cher Llyod’s Swagger Jagger….obviously!"

We're not sure whether or not she's joking!

For the judges and it was again a mixed bag, with Kelly Rowland certian on her track: "Whitney Houston, I Have Nothing – I love that song!"

Tulisa and Gary meanwhile both claimed they'd write their own tracks to try out with!

"I’d probably write my own song to show I was a writer as well as an artist," N-Dubz star Tulisa revealed.

Louis Walsh on the other hand had a sly trick up his sleeve - and perhaps a tip for next year's hopefuls.

"I would sing something different, never a well known pop song, then you won’t be judged on the original," he said.

Tulisa, Gary, Kelly and Louis star on The X Factor when it starts for an eighth series on Saturday.

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