The X Factor: Over 25s And Girls Through To Live Shows
And wildcard acts confirmed to be returning for next weekend's shows...
The six contestants to make it through to The X Factor's live shows from the over 25s and the girls were revealed last night.
Viewers first saw Simon Cowell make his decision regarding the over 25s category, who he'd found a bit disappointing as they auditioned for him in LA.
But in the end he plumped for Ben Haenow, Fleur East and Jay James.
He told Haenow: "It is so important to me that I work with someone who understands who they want to be. I have made a decision. Ben, you're in my top three. Yesterday you just nailed it!"
And he seemed most impressed with East following her sultry and soulful rendition of Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj's current hit Bang Bang.
He told her: "You've got this amazing star thing about you. You've got an amazing voice, an amazing face. Yesterday, you had a confidence in you. You just clicked."
And James appeared to have made it through to the live shows on the strength of his first impression.
"Your first audition was one of my favourite first auditions," SiCo said. "I absolutely loved you, loved the song, loved the performance. I thought I'd like to work with you."
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini decided to take Lauren Platt, Chloe Jasmine and Stephanie Nala through with her.
She told Platt: "You're very talented. I'm going to have to take you in my three. You're 16 but you're solid."
However she injected a note of caution into her good news for Chloe Jasmine.
"You're very unique, but there's also something that worries me," she explained. "I don't want to be that person who rejects you or hurts your feelings and I have no intention of doing that."
And finally she told Nala that she'd need to work on her confidence.
"You've got something special. You're actually like a ready-made pop star but your self confidence is on the floor."
But all hope is not lost for the acts who haven't made it, because it has been confirmed that wildcards are returning to the show.
The acts who'll be up for a reprieve have not yet been revealed - and neither has the process by which the lucky hopeful(s) will be selected. We're guessing a public vote.