Judges Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa and Louis Walsh - who really pale in comparison to Simon Cowell, LA Reid and Britney Spears (Demi Lovato's nice, but she's never going to say anything mean) - continue their search for a new singing sensation by putting more groups and solo artists through their paces. Some of this year's auditionees have already made a big splash with the press and audiences following the decision to open the contest to a wider range of acts than ever before.