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X Factor auditions held in Bristol

Instead of performing in front of producers hopefuls sing in a booth Credit: ITV News

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.

Hopefuls line up to audition for the X Factor at Cabot Circus Credit: ITV News

Barclay Beales & Stereo Kicks booted off X Factor

Barclay Beales performing in the sing-off Credit: ITV.com/X Factor

The dream is over for X Factor finalist Barclay Beales from Bow near Crediton in Devon.

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 Barclay Beales will still have a shot of the limelight - Stereo Kicks will be taking part in the X Factor Live Tour in 2015.

Barclay (second from left at the back) and Stereo Kicks discuss their Xperience on the Xtra Factor Credit: ITV.com/X Factor

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Jake Sims and Stereo Kicks booted off X Factor

Stereo Kicks' Jake Sims performing in the sing-off Credit: ITV.com/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 (far left) and Stereo Kicks discuss their Xperience on the Xtra Factor Credit: ITV.com/X Factor

Barclay Beales and Stereo Kicks in final five of X Factor

Barclay Beales (on the left) and Stereo Kicks are in the final five of X Factor Credit: ITV.com/X Factor

Barclay Beales from Bow near Credition in Devon 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.

Jake Sims and Stereo Kicks in final five

Jake Sims (second from right) and Stereo Kicks are in the final five of X Factor Credit: ITV.com/X Factor

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 X Factor performance interrupted

Stereo Kicks made it through to the next round of the X Factor last night. The eight strong boy band, which includes Devon's Barclay Beales, was 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:

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Stereo Kicks X Factor performance interrupted

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:

Jake Sims survives to sing another week

Jake Sims singing his heart out in the Halloween-themed competition on Saturday Credit: ITV/Syco

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."

Stereo Kicks survived the sing-off thanks to the public vote Credit: ITV/X Factor

Barclay Beales survives to sing another week

Barclay Beales and Stereo Kicks perform in the sing off Credit: ITV/X Factor

Boyband Stereo Kicks, which features Barclay Beales from Bow, near Crediton in Devon, 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."

Stereo Kicks through to next round of the X Factor

Stereo Kicks are staying as an eight-piece band on the show Credit: Twitter/The X Factor

Devon teenager Barclay Beales 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 member 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."

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