X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow gives his thoughts on the Overs!

Gary Barlow (The X Factor 2012)

Gary Barlow has given his opinion on the final six Overs on The X Factor 2012.

We saw Gary told he’d be mentoring the boys on the weekend’s show, and this Saturday will see them travel to Northamptonshire to meet and perform for him, as well as guest mentor Cheryl Cole

On Nicole Marie, Gary said: "I think I said no to her at the auditions, I felt like in some ways she was just performing the way she thought we wanted her to perform.

"She needs a little bit of work down but that's fine, that's what we're here for."

On Brad Shackleton: "First and foremost, he's the boss, he sounds like Bruce Springsteen. He's got a great voice."

On Melanie Masson: "Mel is an amazing talent, she's a proper soul singer. I love the fact that she's 44, came on stage telling a story about her being a fairy at infant school and I was thinking 'oh please, next' but then BANG!"

On Christopher Maloney: "Who doesn't love him? Brilliant reaction, he's a real person. He brings on stage with him everything he's feeling and thinking, he's got a killer voice I think people will really, really love him."

On Carolynne Poole: "Really disappointed last year to not see her get through, she's got an amazing voice and to top it off she's sexy. I'm really pleased to be involved with her and bring a bit of country to the x factor."

And finally, on Kye Sones: "I'm looking forward to learning from him because I think he's someone who knows a lot about music and I think he's going to be an amazing contestant this year. One character I wanted this category for is him."

Browse pictures of the overs at judges' houses below...

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