X Factor 2012 auditions see more groups than ever before

Little Mix

More groups are auditioning for The X Factor than ever before, thanks to the success of both One Direction and Little Mix.

Despite not winning the show in 2010, One Direction today hit the top spot on the US album charts, becoming the first ever UK act to do so with their debut record.

And last year's show saw Little Mix break the 'girl group' curse, and make X Factor history by becoming the first ever group to win the show, having been mentored by new judge Tulisa.

With this year's open X Factor auditions reaching their half way point, it seems more and more of the singers turning up are part of a group.

Although let's hope they're more JLS than Bun N Cheese.

Auditions for The X Factor 2012 have already taken place in Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool, and continue on Monday in Cardiff, before going on to visit London and Glasgow next month.

And increase in groups has also been noted on the X actor's sister show Britain's Got Talent, which returns to ITV1 on Saturday night.

Host Ant said: “We’ve had some really good bands, and boybands as well, which are great for BGT as they rarely audition.”

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