X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow gets to work with the overs! (But Tulisa's "raving in Ibiza")

Gary Barlow (The X Factor 2012)

Gary Barlow is already hard at work with his X Factor 2012 finalists, as the live shows approach!

This Saturday night will see the X Factor UK final 12 perform for the first time, and it looks like Gary is determined for the overs to do well.

It's by far their best chance for some years, if only because Louis Walsh isn't their mentor!

Last night we saw Gary pick Carolynne Poole, Kye Sones and Melanie Masson to make up his final three stars.

He tweeted today: "Spent all morning with my Overs Category ! @Kyesones1, @CarolynnePoole @MelanieMasson1 Sounding great guys x"

Tulisa meanwhile was taking a much less hands on approach, jetting out to Ibiza for the week to "rave".

However she insisted on Twitter: "I'm raving in Ibiza but I still have X factor on the mind"

And encouraging people to vote for her wild card act Amy Mottram, Tulisa added: "Lemme just say it again VOTE AMY!!!!"

The X Factor 2012 live shows start next weekend on ITV1.

Browse pictures of the X Factor 2012 final 12 below...

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