The X Factor 2017 continues on ITV tonight (Saturday) and here’s a first look at the latest contestants.
This evening sees the room try outs continue on ITV from 8PM with a whole host of brand new acts hoping for at least three yeses from the judges.
Back behind the judges’ desk this year are Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh.
As always, they’re joined Dermot O’Leary who’s on hand to guide us viewers through the auditions and offer a supportive hug to the contestants whether it’s a yes or no.
This weekend, try outs head to a brand new location as auditions take place at Thorpe Park.
But for the contestants, it’s not the thrill rides giving them nerves but rather the thought of facing the judges.
Acts need three or more yeses to make bootcamp – but who will get through?
Meet tonight’s contestants on The X Factor 2017 below…
Kevin Davy White
Former electrician turned full time musician, 29-year-old Kevin Davy White originally comes from Paris. Having quit his “boring” day job, Kevin is now hoping to make it in the music industry. He auditions with James Brown classic It’s A Man’s Man’s World
20-year-old Rebecca Grace from Essex is super nervous at her audition. Encouraged by her dad, the McDonalds worker performs Kelly Clarkson’s Piece By Piece.
Five piece mixed group New Dynamixx is made up of Izzy, Codie, Charlotte, Jake and Von’Jai – but say it’s all strictly “friend zone” between them. The group sing Little Mix’s Touch with Louis branding the performance “cheesy” – but is it good cheese?
32-year-old Talia Dean is from London and works in VIP at Heathrow Airport. Talia previously had a chance encounter with both Sharon and Nicole during her job, and says the pair encouraged her to audition. Singing I Put A Spell On You, will the ladies – and other judges – say yes?
Pretty Boy Karma
Pretty Boy Karma are made up of 19-year-old twins Philip and Achilles originally from Athens, Greece. The duo “plan to go big” and hope a cover of Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend will get them on their way there.
Surreal Holly Penfield usually spends her time singing in a men’s Victorian toilet (don’t ask). Holly takes to the judges’ desk as belts out Meredith Brooks’ Bitch in the hope of yeses from the panel.
By day time, Andy works in IT. By night, he transforms into Doctor Woof, a time lord. The doctor brings some musical theatre to the audition room with a cover of Use What You Got from The Life musical.
20-year-old Liaa is a betting shop manager from London who sings Kelly Clarkson’s The Trouble With Love – but Simon isn’t sure she’s cut out for it as a solo star.
27-year-old single dad Nathan Sailsman is a betting shop manager from Tottenham. At his room audition he performs Robbie Williams’ Angels, but the judges aren’t quite convinced at first.
Ginny Lemon hails from Worcester (“like the sauce”). She puts on a very unusual performance of Liberty X’s Just A Little which even Sharon Osbourne found a little too much.
19-year-old Issy Price is from Newcastle. “All I want to do is sing,” says Issy before bursting into a cover of Justin Timberlake’s Senorita
22-year-old Samuel Sheperd from Devon catches the judges’ eye as he walks into the auditions room in heels. “I wear them when I perform,” he says before singing KC and The Sunshine Band’s Boogie Shoes.
22-year-old Drew Wedlake spends his days working in a bed and breakfast while busking at nights. For his room audition, he sings a stripped back cover of Seven Nation Army’s White Stripes.
The X Factor 2017 airs tonight at 8PM on ITV.