X Factor throwback! When Louisa Johnson and Lauren Murray wowed at their auditions...

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It's time for an X Factor throwback to last year when Louisa Johnson and Lauren Murray hit the auditions.

This time in 2015 it was round one of the auditions with a new judges line up made up of Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw.

Then 17-year-old Louisa was one of thirteen acts who sung for the panel during the opening episode.

"I can't even explain how much this means to me," said Louisa at the time.

'Never quiet' Louisa from Essex giggled: "I'm so excited to perform, I can't put it into words, I'm full of emotion."

On stage and Cheryl sensed Louisa's nerves, even having to remind the youngster to breathe.

As her friends and family watched on backstage with Olly Murs and Caroline Flack, Louisa burst into a soulful performance of Michael Jackson hit Who's Loving You.

"That was absolutely stunning," gushed Rita Ora as Louisa was left in tears by the performance and all four judges standing on their feet.

"You my friend are a little superstar," agreed Cheryl.

"That is what you call a singer," declared Simon Cowell. "You are the one to beat right now, it was an incredible performance. I really want to mentor you."

Nick Grimshaw commented: "It was phenomenal"

With four yeses, Louisa sailed through to bootcamp and went on to WIN the competition.

Also singing for the judges on the first episode last was Lauren Murray.

The Essex 25-year-old went before the judges at the try outs in Wembley with a trio of Whitney tracks prepared.

But the judges weren't too impressed with Lauren's song selection and instead invited her to try another song, Jocelyn Brown's Somebody Else's Guy.

After a false start, Lauren burst into a powerful rendition of the 1980s hit and ended up making it through to the semi finals of last year's show.

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