The X Factor 2011 auditions spent three days in the nation's capital last week, as around 100 acts tried out for the show in front of not only the new panel but some 5,000 fans. With the new series set to debut on ITV1 next month, here are five acts we reckon you should look out for....
These are just a few of the stand outs acts - we're not going to spoil it all for you! - from what was a great stay in London. For both the right and the wrong reasons, these singers stuck in our minds as we travelled home from the auditions - and going through London we had plenty of time to reflect!
The X Factor 2011 is expected to return on August 20.
We loved Ellen, so did the crowd and even Gary Barlow had a good time listening to the 47-year-old belt out Flashdance's 'What A Feeling'. "I really enjoyed the performance," the Take That star told the lovable singer. With the crowd all up on their feet dancing along, this audition saw the whole arena take part!
"You've got a great stage name," Gary started off by telling young 16-year-old Luke as he entered the arena. Performing Michael Jackson's 'Who's Loving You?', the teenager's name was the last thing on the judges' mind when it came to the comments. "Where did that voice come from?!" Tulisa asked, but did she want to hear more of it?
Ahhh, just where do we start describing duo JTE to you? Let's start with the name: It stands for John Thomas Experience, slang for "the male reproductive organ" as the pair politely informed the panellists last week. The two guys - named Rob and William - performed Another Level's 'Freak Me', paying special attention to Kelly Rowland
"It was entertaining and fun to watch", Kelly told the group while Gary added: "Thanks for entertaining us today!"
You may remember Michael Lewis from last year's show when he turned up dressed as Michael Jackson, performing the King of Pop's 'Rock With You'. It didn't go too well for Michael then but he returned this year without the Jackson gimmick, instead performing "without any masks" - and the reaction from the judges and audience seemed to be a lot better.
"There's SO much positivity in this room this year," he said.
Jacques told the panel he'd been in the UK "for the last 1 year" as he stepped on stage at the O2 Arena on Friday, the Croatian singer revealed he had come to the country to pursue his dream. Performing Whitney Houston's classic 'The Greatest Love of All', Jacques told the panel he was a big star in the country - bigger than Gary Barlow in the UK!
"Thank you for coming," Louis told him after the audition.