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Nicole Scherzinger's X Factor girl hopefuls revealed

Nicole Scherzinger (centre) with the final Girl contestants during the Boot Camp stage of the ITV1 talent show, The X Factor Photo: Tom Dymond/ITV/PA

After weeks of auditions and tears and heartache for both the judges and contestants, the six girls who have made it to the judges houses stage of The X Factor were revealed tonight.

A total of two dozen wannabes are bidding for a place in the final 12 who will be part of the live finals over the coming weeks on the ITV show.

Viewers also learned which mentors will be on hand for the judges as they guide their performers through the next stage of the process.

Nicole Scherzinger with the girls category will be helped by Mary J Blige, Gary Barlow (groups) is joined by Olly Murs, Sharon Osbourne (over 25s) enlists Robbie Williams and Louis Walsh (boys) is joined by Nicole Appleton, Shane Filan and Sinitta.

Here are the contestants in the girls category and the songs with which they impressed the judges at bootcamp:

  • Abi Alton, 19, from Guisborough.
Abi Alton during the Boot Camp stage of the ITV1 talent show, The X Factor. Credit: Tom Dymond/ITV/PA Wire

The Morrison's sales assistant finds her job "boring" and lives at home with both her mum and dad.

Bootcamp song: A Little Respect - Erasure

  • Tamera Foster, 16, from Gravesend, Kent
Tamera Foster during the Boot Camp stage Credit: Tom Dymond/ITV/PA Wire

Tamera, who starts college in September to study Musical Theatre, entered as part of duo Silver Rock, but judges decided to split them up.

Bootcamp song: Stay - Rihanna

  • Melanie McCabe, 19, from Dublin
Melanie McCabe during the Boot Camp stage Credit: Tom Dymond/ITV/PA Wire

Student Melanie is on her fourth appearance in the contest. She first appeared aged 14, making it to bootcamp and in 2011 got to judges' houses.

Bootcamp song: The One that Got Away - Katy Perry

  • Hannah Barrett, 17, from south London
Hannah Barrett during the Boot Camp stage Credit: Tom Dymond/ITV/PA Wire

Hannah, who is studying for A levels, started singing in her local church and she says she is more interested in music than fame.

Bootcamp song: I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James

  • Jade Richards, 22, from Buckhaven, Fife
Jade Richards during the Boot Camp stage Credit: Tom Dymond/ITV/PA Wire

Unemployed Jade previously featured in the contest when she got through to the judges' houses stage in 2011.

Bootcamp song: Clown - Emeli Sande

  • Relley Clarke, 23, from Birmingham
Relley Clarke during the Boot Camp stage of the ITV1 talent show Credit: Tom Dymond/ITV/PA

A hotel housekeeper, she has been singing since she was tiny and began writing songs at 12 when she was bought a piano.

Bootcamp song: Respect - Aretha Franklin