The X Factor 2013's Nicole Scherzinger struggled with the Birmingham accent yesterday, as auditions visited the city.
It was the second round of try outs for this year's series, and US singer Nicole found it tough even trying to pronounce the city name.
Speaking on the red carpet to photographs and fans, Nicole admitted: “I can’t pronounce Birmingham.”
But locals who had queued up to meet the panel were quick to teach her, screaming and chanting: “Birm-ing-ham!”
Meanwhile, Take That star Gary Barlow told the crowd outside the LG Arena: “I love being in Birmingham."
Tweeting before he auditions kicked off, Gary wrote online: "Here we come Birmingham ! #XFactor
"To all contestants, if you really want this..... Show us ! #XFactor"
After Birmingham, the auditions will visit Manchester, London and Cardiff. This will be followed by the second stage of judges’ arena auditions in July.
Browse pictures of The X Factor 2013 judges arriving in Birmingham below...