XFactor 2014: Cheryl and Mel B dance for Simon Cowell as Paul Akister sings

Paul Akister hots things up on The X Factor 2014 tonight as the auditions move to the Arenas.

The 25 year old singer from Lancashire got to Louis Walsh’s judge’s house last year but narrowly missed out on a place in the live shows.

In his room audition Paul got four yeses for his second attempt this year, with Simon Cowell claiming that Louis had made and mistake and should apologise, although Louis insisted he was right to say no last year.

Simon told Paul "I’m sorry I wasn’t here last year, but I’m here now."

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In his arena audition on tonight's X Factor, Louis and Simon once again bicker with Simon telling Louis to "shut up".

Paul belts out Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye, getting Cheryl and Mel B up on their feet and dance around Simon.

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After the performance, from Paul and the girls, Simon quips: "Paul I think we both had a great time during that song actually."

And he takes another swipe at Louis, adding: "I hope you get a better mentor this year."

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The X Factor 2014 airs tonight at 8PM on ITV.

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