X Factor 2012 judges' houses details revealed!

The X Factor 2012 judges

The X Factor 2012 judges' houses will air on September 29 and 30, it has been confirmed today.

Judges Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa and Louis Walsh have chosen the 24 contestants who will go to Judges Houses. They have been told which category they’ll be mentoring, and now, they head to Judges Houses faced with the tough task of choosing their final three acts to take through to the Live Shows.

Gary is Lord of the Manor at a stately home in the rolling English countryside; Nicole is at a luxury resort in Dubai; Tulisa is on the Caribbean island of St Lucia; while Louis is in the city that dubs itself the ‘entertainment capital of the world’ - Las Vegas.

The mentors each have a very special guest to help them make their decisions - Cheryl Cole joins Gary, American r’n’b artist Ne-yo is with Nicole; Brit award winner Tinie Tempah is in St Lucia with Tulisa; and Sharon Osbourne joins her pal Louis in Vegas.

The contestants don’t know the identity of their mentor or their special guest until they arrive at the location so there is a mixture of excitement and nervous anticipation as they wait to find out….

The contestants sing with a live piano or a guitarist in a bid to secure their place in the Live Shows - and not only do they need to impress their mentor, they have to blow their special guest away too.

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