The audition phase is over and it's time for all the judges acts to go head to head in the singing battles, to decide who will go through to the live shows. This method always seems so cruel, but then this is a reality show singing competition, so they all know what they are getting themselves into. Each judge gets a trustworthy sidekick to help them choose - Dolores is joined by Fiachna O Braonain of the Hothouse Flowers - whatever happened to those? Hold on wait, nobody cares. After that duo, we will have Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud fame joining Bressie, Jamelia has brought along her mate Courtney Rumbold from girl group Stooshe, and finally Kian is aided by X Factor winner Matt Cardle. So, basically they are all trying to give a leg up to their musician mates with too much time on their hands... yeah? Thought so.