Tulisa Laughs And Mel B Cries At Judges' Houses
X Factor preview promises a rollercoaster of emotion this weekend...
So The X Factor is inching closer to the live shows - with only the "judges' houses" stage to pass before the final 12 are decided.
And with (mostly) top talent left in the contest, this weekend's shows look set to live up to the drama of previous years.
A few snippets from the weekend have been leaked by ITV to whet our appetites - including Tulisa's reaction to Blonde Electric - dubbed "the female Jedward" by producers.
The former judge has been filmed helping Louis Walsh whittle down his hopefuls in the Caribbean.
After the veteran judge introduces the duo as "something completely different" they launch into an exuberant version of Kanye West's Gold Digger.
And T can clearly be seen stifling a giggle at their outlandish performance.
Meanwhile Mel B and her helper Emma Bunton were both reduced to emotional wrecks by Andrea Faustini's performance.
The bearded wonder boy put the girls through the wringer with his version of the overwrought And I'm Telling You.
"I don't know why, but he makes me cry," Mel commented - as Emma comforted her.
But the former Baby Spice admitted he'd had an effect on her too, saying: "I feel emotionally drained, like he's taken it all from me. Do you know what I mean? I was like, 'What more do you want from me?'"
The show is airing tonight (Friday), Saturday and Sunday.