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X Factor nailbiter as teen Tom's fate rests in Pixie's hands

Guest judge Pixie Lott is put on the spot in tonight's X Factor. The singer replaced Dannii Minogue during auditions in Cardiff and viewers will see her agonise when she gets the final say on 16-year-old Tom from Pontypridd, South Wales.

The singer replaced Dannii Minogue during auditions in Cardiff and viewers will see her agonise when she gets the final say on 16-year-old Tom from Pontypridd, South Wales.

His version of The Scripts' Man Who Can't Be Moved divides the judges, with Cheryl Cole telling him his act is "a little bit contrived" but that he is one of the best singers they had seen all day.

Simon Cowell is not impressed and Louis Walsh tells him to cut out the "silly stage antics".

But when the teenager gets another chance he ignores their advice and sings This Is The Moment, from the Jekyll & Hyde musical, only for Simon to tell him he could not "have chosen a worse song".

The vote is split, with Louis and Cheryl giving him the go-ahead and Simon saying no.

Lott admits it is a "really hard" decision but decides to go with her "gut instinct and say no", but she is left with Louis pleading with her to change her mind.

Speechless

Viewers will also see what the Cardiff crowd make of Kash, a flash phone salesman, who leaves Lott speechless with his version of Ne-Yo's Closer.

Then the show moves on to London where one of the highlights is girl group Bun Nd Cheese. The trio -- Pinky, Patty and Peas -- have been singing together for two years and claim their karaoke versions of Beyonce, Mary J Blige and the Sugababes won over the crowds.

Their version of Beyonce's Listen does not impress the judges but their attitude does, with Cowell telling them: "You're attitude is so bad I actually quite like you."


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