ITV talent show the X Factor is looking for stars of the future today at Cabot Circus in Bristol.
The show, which is now in its 11th year, is trying out a new mobile audition system - so instead of performing in front of producers, hopefuls will sing in a booth and their offering will be accessed behind the scenes.
Successful performers will be picked to sing in front of the show's judges - Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh.
A Bristol singer has never won the X Factor.
The dream is over for X Factor finalist Jake Sims from Warmley in South Gloucestershire.
His boy band Stereo Kicks were voted off the ITV competition in the quarter finals, leaving only four acts remaining.
They fell foul of the public vote after the judges were split between the eight-strong band and 17-year-old Lauren Platt.
Simon Cowell had the critical vote to either save the group or force a deadlock and defer to the public vote.
He said: "The act that sang the best on the sing off was Lauren," voting to keep her in the competition.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini stood by her act, Lauren Platt but told the boy band they had talent and could still grow.
Louis Walsh also stood by his act, Stereo Kicks.
Mel B voted in favour of the boys too, apologising to Fernandez-Versini before she said she had to vote for Lauren Platt to leave.
Some members of the boy band wept as their X Factor stint came to an end but said they were thankful to have been on the show.
Speaking on the Xtra Factor afterwards, Simon Cowell told Louis Walsh his poor song choice was to blame. But Walsh insisted: "I did 100% the best I could and they know that. They'll tell you that later."
But Jake Sims will still have a shot of the limelight - Stereo Kicks will be taking part in the X Factor Live Tour in 2015.
Jake Sims from Warmley in South Gloucestershire is in the final five of the X Factor. His band, the eight-strong Stereo Kicks, were voted through without a hitch this weekend after performing Sir Elton John's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me".
Judge Simon Cowell told the band, "You just did it, you did everything right, you look like a proper group."
You can find out how the guys are getting on here.
Stereo Kicks made it through to the next round of the X Factor last night. The eight strong boy band, which includes Bristol's Jake Sims, were successful despite an unscheduled interuption by comedian Lee Nelson. He invaded the stage and joined in only to be escorted off by a security guard.
You can watch the performance below - Nelson's stunt is at 1:15:
Boyband Stereo Kicks, which features Jake Sims from Warmley in South Gloucestershire, have survived a second sing-off in ITV's X Factor.
Louis Walsh and Mel B opted to send home Lola Saunders, while Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell chose to get rid of the group
It meant the decision was thrown back to the public vote, with Lola losing out.
After the sing-off Louis, who mentors Stereo Kicks, said: "It was an amazing sing off. I love Lola and Stereo Kicks you sang your heart out."
Bristol teenager Jake Sims and his band Stereo Kicks are through to the next round of the X Factor.
The eight-piece boy band was in the bottom two last weekend, staying only when Chloe-Jasmine Whichello lost the sing-off.
But the boys turned it around on Saturday’s show, performing a medley of The Beatles classics “Let It Be” and “Hey Jude”, which was enough to see them, straight through to next week.
Their success comes after rumours that at least one of the boys would be made to leave the competition after their mentor Louis Walsh admitted that he never wanted the group to have eight members.
But as he introduced them last night he said “Eight boys, and I did say eight – the ultimate octoband.”
Their performance impressed Simon Cowell, who praised the boys for sticking together and added "Any time you want to leave Louis, and come and join me, I'll mentor you."
X Factor singer Chloe-Jasmine Whichello has revealed she is planning her revenge on Simon Cowell - by naming a new hamster after him and watching it run round in circles.
The 23-year-old model, who went to Wells Cathedral School, lost the sing-off against eight-piece boyband Stereo Kicks on last night's show, where the TV mogul told her that she lacked passion.
It meant a double elimination for her mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who also said goodbye to another of her acts Stephanie Nala.
Whichello said she was unhappy that Cowell appeared to be preserving his own acts and then teasing his fellow judges.
She said: "I respect him very much as a businessman. His brainchild of The X Factor is spectacular.
"What I didn't agree with was, he had all of his acts secured and sat down on the panel to intimidate the other judges."
She added: "I'm now about to purchase a hamster, call it Simon Cowell, and it's going to be running around a kennel."
It's the second week of live shows for the X Factor this weekend, with our region still represented by Chloe Jasmine from Wells and Warmley's Jake Sims with his band Stereo Kicks. They both made it through last Sunday thanks to votes from the public.
But it marked the end of the road for boyband Overload Generation, featuring Ollie Garland, also from Warmley near Bristol. They lost out after a sing-off.
Ollie and his mum Naomi came into our studio earlier to chat to Ian & Kylie about what's next for the group:
It was the battle of the boy bands on this weekend's X Factor. Both bands had members from Bristol.
But it was the end of the road for 19-year-old Ollie Garland from Warmley and his band Overload Generation. Their X Factor journey came to an end on Sunday night when they were voted off the show.
Judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini described their performance in a sing-off with Stephanie Nala as "shockingly bad".
Meanwhile Bristol teenager Jake Sims's band Stereo Kicks is through to the next round of the show.
Both bands, mentored by Louis Walsh, sang hits by Katy Perry. Judge Simon Cowell said they blew Overload Generation off the stage with the performance.
Former Wells Cathedral School pupil Chloe-Jasmine Whichello is also through to the next round after she pulled off a fantastic jazz rendition of Britney Spears’ hit ‘Toxic’.
This week Weston-super-Mare was visited by boy band, Overload. The boys wowed the X Factor judges with their performance at the weekend.
The young five-piece are one of the favourites to make it through to the live finals. They have embarked on a tour of the country to try and show off what they can do.
The band is aged between 17 and 20. Ollie Garland, who comes from Bristol, says the band were ecstatic to have received positive comments from Simon Cowell - but need to assure him they are not trying to copy anyone else.
Ollie, along with other band mates Joey, Andy, Jordi and Ryan, got a standing ovation from the audience in last week's episode. Mel B even said they are the best boy band the judges have seen this year.
After making it through the live auditions at Wembley the boys are preparing for the next stage of the competition; Bootcamp.
The X Factor Wembley Arena auditions continue on ITV on Saturday, September 20, 8:00pm.