X Factor Judges red carpet arrival in Manchester

Crowds gathered to wish this year's X Factor Judges luck as they kicked off their search to find this year's finalists.

Simon, Cheryl, Mel B and Louis wowed the fans on their way to the infamous Judges' room where they're eyeballing this year's hopefuls.

They were flanked by Dermot and new Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane.

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Credit: Syco/Thames/Corbis

Credit: Syco/Thames/Corbis

Credit: Syco/Thames/Corbis

Credit: Syco/Thames/Corbis

Credit: Syco/Thames/Corbis

First Look: Judges behind their desk

Our 2014 Judges

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The Judges kicked off their quest for acts that have The X Factor yesterday in Manchester.

The new fab foursome are seeing hundreds of singers in their intimate judging room before letting the lucky ones loose in front of a crowded arena.

Open Audition for groups Saturday May 31

Are a group that has the potential to be the next Little Mix, One Direction or Union J ?
We want to meet you at a special Open Audition in central London on Saturday 31st May.

12pm - 4pm
1 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1AL

You need to be over 14 years to audition and anyone under 18 needs to attend with their parent or guardian.

Please read full terms and conditions here.

  • Auditions

Audition fever hits the UK

Are you the next big thing? Do you have what it takes to sell out a packed arena? Then we've been out to find you! This year The X Factor auditions visited a massive 43 towns and cities across the country – more places than we’ve ever visited before - looking for the girl, boy, over 25 or group that would make 2014 their year.

Applications have now closed for The X Factor 2014, but here's a look at what was going down at the open auditions...

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Your top 10 X Factor 2013 moments

We had some great times over the last series of X Factor, didn’t we?

We laughed, we cried, we even watched a few performances from behind a cushion. Basically, the tenth series was seriously awesome, so we asked YOU to tell us about your top 10 moments of the series – and what a list you provided us with! We’ve narrowed them all down to a Top 10:

  1. First up, it's... J Star’s Valentine’s AMAZING audition