The 23-year-old from Essex previously appeared on Sky's Signed By Katie Price reality show earlier this year.
But his audition on The X Factor isn't just about fame, with Rylan revealing to the panel that he's always been a bit of a wannabe popstar.
"I’m all about Ibiza to be honest, a bit of a Tulisa kid to be perfectly honest," he said. "I used to be in a boy band in Ibiza a couple of years ago and I was in a Take That tribute band…and a Westlife funnily enough. Double bubble!
"On a Thursday we were Take That and on a Monday we were Westlife, we just used to change the shirts."
Louis quips: "I love it."
Rylan admits he's completely "nerve-wrack" before singing Kissing You by Des’ree for the panel.
Louis tries to reassure him: "Rylan, you’ve done a lot of gigs in your life – you shouldn’t be that nervous"
"I know but I’ve been standing outside and I think I got a bit of sun stroke to be honest, I’m a bit fair skinned naturally, this is all fakebake, it’s really affected me, Rita honestly," Rylan explains to guest judge Rita Ora.
Rita replies: "You know what, you are really really fun and I want to see what else you got. I’m a Rylan fan."
But Gary tells him: "Rylan, love your personality, hate your voice, really strange song choice as well."
Rylan tires to persuade the Take That star: "If I was to go through to Bootcamp I’d make sure I‘d bring something to the table, that you’d be like ‘you know what you can have me blazer’."
Louis is also split, telling Rylan: "I am confused, I really am, I think your interesting, I think your fun, I think you’ve got a great personality, I think your voice is okay, but I’m just a bit worried"
Tune in to The X Factor 2012 tonight on ITV1 from 7:45PM to see if Rylan can make it to bootcamp.