It's the start of the X Factor live shows tonight and that means it's time for the contestants to try and win your votes! While this year we haven't seen too many sob stories on the show, it seems Marcus Collins is hoping his tale will help him top the votes.
Of course this week it doesn't matter, as it's the judges who will decide which of the four acts in their category gets the chop.
Marcus, who said in his audition he just wanted to be able to visit M&S, revealed: "My mum brought me up on her own. It's been a struggle. This could change everything for me and my family. I wouldn't have to scrimp and get by."
Meanwhile, James Michael's mother said of her son: "The first thing he said he wants to do is get a house for me and his younger sisters and brother. He deserves to go right the way to the end of the competition. He is such a lovely person."
It all brings a tear to our eyes...
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