X Factor 2012: Tulisa's backing the groups again!

Tulisa (The X Factor 2012)

X Factor judge Tulisa has revealed that she reckons the Groups are the category to watch this year.

The N-Dubz star made history last December when she mentored Little Mix to win the show, the first group ever to make it past five weeks, let alone to top the votes in the final.

Speaking about this year's batch of hopefuls, Tulisa said: "The Groups this year are great.

"I think after Little Mix winning last year it’s made the Groups who have auditioned really up their game. There are also some great solo singers, but at this stage you can never tell who is going to go all the way to the Live Shows."

Asked if she was still in touch with the girls, who will release their new single Wings next week, Tulisa replied: "Yes of course! I still see them and they still ask for my advice. I love those girls! I’m more of a behind the scenes advisor to them now as they have their own team doing great things for them."

Speaking about the upcoming series, which launches on Saturday, Tulisa continued: "Obviously it was fantastic to win last year, but I’m coming back with a whole new category, so I am going to work just as hard with all my new acts. The pressure is on all of us to do our best each week."

The X Factor 2012 returns to ITV1 this Saturday evening from 8PM.

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