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X Factor: Region's talent through to judge's houses

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23-year-old Jake Quickenden had his prayers answered when he was told he's be going to Nicole Scherzinger's house in Dubai. The lifeguard, from Scunthorpe, made his mum cry when she heard him sing at the age of nine. He said he has written many songs and had a spell as a professional footballer. He also said he would be able to pay his mum back the money he owes her if he wins.

The contestants wait to hear their fate

Familiar face Carolynne Poole, from Huddersfield, made a triumphant come-back after being sent home from Louis' house last year. The 32-year-old casino singer and furniture restorer says she now has a new outlook on life and is ready to make it through to the live finals this year. She will go to Gary Barlow's house in Northamptonshire for the judges' house round.

She said: "It was a difficult decision to audition again this year. I was gutted when Louis sent me home and it took me a long time to recover. It still hurts, but I'm a different person now. I'm ready."

And Lucy Spraggan from Sheffield has already had a top five hit since auditioning on the X Factor, which helped her through to the next round. She will audition at Tulisa's house in St Lucia. On Saturday, Lucy reduced the judges and audience to tears with her own song Tea And Toast.

Lucy will be joined by 16-year-old Ella Henderson from Tetney in Lincolnshire, who wowed judges with her original song written for her granddad in the first rounds.

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