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What feud? Louis and cheryl are all smiles

Louis Walsh has obviously kissed and made up with X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

She posted a playful pic of the pair together backstage at bootcamp auditions in London over the weekend with the message: "Louis has that Irish aura #greenvibes."

The pair are obviously getting on better than the last time they worked together on the talent show in 2010.

Only recently Louis told how Cheryl wasn't always the groomed popstar she is now - and he remembers her when she was only starting out.

But the pair look like they have put all their differences aside for the 11th series of the show.

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Simon Cowell, Louis, Cheryl and new judge Mel B have spent the weekend at the studio near Wembley hearing all the contestants singing for a place in the next round.

And the auditions have clearly paid dividends when it comes to finding fresh Irish talent, given that there's at least four separate acts who have made it through to the next stages of the competition.

Among those turning heads in bootcamp is 20-year-old Orla Keogh (inset), from Clontarf, a former Holy Faith student who works in Topman.

The blue-haired girl, with the string of tattoos on her right arm, has apparently been impressing everyone with her big vocals.

Another Dubliner tipped as one to watch is Janet Grogan (26), from Kingswood in south Dublin. The singer/songwriter has been working in the music industry for years and is hoping the X Factor will prove to be her big break.

Liberties beauty Savannah O'Reilly also made it through to bootcamp as has Linda Martin's band SyngStreet.

Speaking about the Irish contestants in this year's show, Louis said: "I don't want to name any names as we are just about to start the arena round, but I am very confident that there will be a few Irish contestants making it through to the live shows."

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