X Factor 2012 auditions: Audience boo Mel B and chant for Geri Halliwell's return!

Mel B X Factor

Mel B seemed to flop as an X Factor 2012 guest judge at auditions in Manchester yesterday.

Some audience members were even chanting for the return of Geri Halliwell, who joined the panel at try outs in Liverpool last month.

One looker revealed that the Spice Girl wound up the audience with her aggressive opinions on the contestants.

Seemingly channeling a bit of Simon Cowell as she joined Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa, Mel didn't hold back with her comments.

One performer to face the judges, an 84-year-old who had lost his life, performed a cover of Adele for the panel and 3,000 strong audience.

But cold Mel moaned: "You bored me to sleep" to gasps from the audience.

However other audience members loved Mel's no nonsense attitude.

One X Factor fan at Manchester's EventCity told us: "Mel was great! It's true that she didn't hold back, but that's going to make great TV.

"Since Simon left, the panel has been missing someone who tells the truth."

Auditions for [cat]The X Factor[/cat] air on ITV in the summer.

Browse pictures of Mel at the auditions yesterday...

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