The 20 year old musician and football coach from Southampton was on the show in 2013 and got to bootcamp before being sent home.
"You broke my heart Louis Walsh!" Tom jokes with the panel
On tonight's show, Tom sings an original song that he wrote a day after he was sent home last year but despite the cheers from the crowd, Simon Cowell is left unimpressed.
"I think if you were ugly you wouldn't have got that reaction," Simon snipes.
Despite being on the panel that sent him home last year, Louis fights Tom's corner.
"He deserves a chance," the Irish music mogul pleads with the other judges.
It prompts Simon to ask Tom for a second song and he whips out the trusted guitar for an acoustic version of I Want It That Way by the Backstreet Boys.
See if he can make bootcamp for the second time this evening when The X Factor 2014 airs tonight on ITV from 8PM.
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