X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow blasts "annoying" Lady Gaga tribute act Nicola–Marie

Nicola Marie (X Factor 2012)

Nicola–Marie splits the X Factor 2012 panel on tonight's audition show.

Auditions continue in Manchester with Gary Barlow, Tulisa and Louis Walsh joined by Guest Judges Mel B.

"This is the biggest thing I’ve ever done in my life, it’s like what, 34 years this is all I’ve thought about," Nicola-Marie says.

The 35-year-old works as a Amy Winehouse/Lady Gaga tribute act, but Louis Walsh seems to think she's someone else!

He says: "You know who you remind me of? You remind me of Davina McCall, you look a bit like her."

After finally getting around to performing, Nicola-Marie sings Tell it to my heart by Taylor Dayne for the judges.

"Wow Nicola, oh Nicola, I don’t know if I liked that or not," Gary admitted. "It was a bit like the opening to a magic act or something. It’s just not current, it’s not now, people don’t do this."

Tulisa was also unsure what she thought about the performance: "In the beginning I didn’t like it…and then you did the splits, and now do I really, really not like it or do I actually want to see it again!"

Nicola Marie

Mel B however was won over immediately, raving: "I don’t know what he’s talking about, I properly loved it, it was full on, yeah it is a little bit dated, so what, but you grabbed my attention."

And Louis seemed to have spotted his new favourite act, telling the other judges: "The thing about Nicola is she gave it everything."

But an unamused Gary hits back: "Guys, I don’t know what planet you two are on but I’m going to kick off the voting, I have to say I didn’t really enjoy the audition, I found it dated and ultimately I’d find you really annoying if you were in my category."

Tune in to The X Factor tonight to see if Nicole-Marie makes it through to The X Factor

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