The X Factor 2018 auditions have wrapped up for their first weekend – who was your favourite act?
This weekend saw the start of a brand new series as Simon Cowell was joined by new judges Robbie Williams, Ayda Williams and Louis Tomlinson.
The 2018 show will see the return of the arena auditions at The SSE Arena, Wembley, in front of the judges and a 4,000 strong audience.
Should they get more than three ‘yeses’ they will go through to the judge’s deliberation, where the judges will decide who gets to fight for a seat in the Six Chair Challenge.
On Saturday night, acts getting through to the next round included Benidorm Bar singer DANNY TETLEY and duo MISUNDERSTOOD, made up of Jeff and Stefan are from London.
Teenagers KEZIA POVEY, CHARLOTTE LEE and MOLLY SCOTT also got enough yeses to progress in the competition as the auditions got underway.
JANICE ROBINSON proved a crowd favourite after singing her 90s hit Dreamer for the panel before ANDY HOFTON ended up duetting with Robbie Williams as the pair shared the stage to sing Angel.
On Sunday night, auditions continued with OLATUNJI YEARWOOD, who had flown from Trinidad and Tobago to share his Calypso and Soca music. His original song Bodyline got him four yeses through to the next round.
BRENDAN MURRAY was given a no based on his original song choice but Simon Cowell offered him a second chance, seeing the former boyband member through.
Joining the successful acts were JACQUELINE FAYE, a 53-year-old from Wales and ANTHONY RUSSELL, a Labourer from Liverpool from previously auditioned for the series last year.
Following the first weekend, bookies have installed Molly and Janice as the very, very, very early favourites to win.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Janice’s rendition of Dreamer sounded just as good, if not better, than it did back in the 90s, so it’s not a surprise to see that punters are already backing her for glory after only one episode.”
Who is your favourite from the first weekend?
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The X Factor 2018 airs Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.