Joe Cox returned to The X Factor today, auditioning for the panel at London's O2 Arena.
[tag]Joe Cox[/tag] had originally made the judges' houses stage of the competition last year, but wasn't chosen by mentor [tag]Gary Barlow[/tag] to go through to the live shows.
Undeterred, the teenager returned back to the audition stage to sing again for Gary and the other judges in London.
The Daily Mail quote Joe as telling Gary at the audition earlier today: "I want to say thank you for saying no, because I wasn't ready."
After Joe's audition, Louis reportedly raved: "You've convinced me we've found someone brilliant. I predict you are one of the people to watch in this competition because you are bigger and better."
While Gary said he had been "waiting for this moment".
The Take Tat star is quoted as telling Joe: "Your 'no' was the hardest for me by far and I've been waiting for this moment. You are going to be a great artist Joe, welcome back."
The X Factor returns to ITV1 in the summer.