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X Factor: Tulisa, Gary, Louis and Geri at Liverpool auditions

Yes, it's that time again - this year's X Factor auditions have kicked off in Liverpool.
Guest judge Geri Halliwell made her mark by arriving on the top of a car - with a loudspeaker! X Factor bosses are still looking for a long-term replacement for Kelly Rowland and it's thought former Spice Girl Geri is the frontrunner for the job.
The X Factor auditions in Liverpool - Geri Halliwell
Loads of hopefuls turned out at the Liverpool's Echo Arena for a chance at stardom. This year a rule change means that acts who already have a management deal are allowed to try out.
The X Factor auditions in Liverpool - crowds
But Gary Barlow was the first judge confirmed as returning this year. He joked to Louis earlier this month: "One of these years you'll be head judge :)."
The X Factor auditions in Liverpool - Gary Barlow
They'll be hoping to impress Louis Walsh - he's the only judge who's been on the panel from series one!
The X Factor auditions in Liverpool - Louis Walsh
Dermot O'Leary is also returning as host. He said about the the show: "I just love the gig... [It] gives the nation a show that they can laugh, cry and sometimes scream at."
The X Factor auditions in Liverpool - Dermot O'Leary
It's TIME... to FACE... the MUSIC! Yes, it's back - this year's X Factor auditions have kicked off in Liverpool. Here's Tulisa giving us her best 'X' on the red carpet on Wednesday.
The X Factor auditions in Liverpool - Tulisa