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Recap - 'X Factor': Week 5, Sunday

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The X Factor works a double-shift this weekend, as viewers across the country are treated to the final batch of auditions from Manchester. Nicole Scherzinger is still filling in for Cheryl Cole, who at the point of filming was suffering from malaria.

Damien Devine is 19 years old and comes from Northern Ireland. Upon entering the stage, he promises "a grand performance". Damien sings 'Poker Face' by Lady GaGa, with some exquisite dance moves. However, the student's voice doesn't match expectations. Despite applause from the audience, Simon Cowell brands the performance "horrendous", while Louis Walsh thinks he has a career in fashion. After Damien receives three no's, Simon concedes that the flamboyant entertainer was, at least, "polite".

Josh Moore is the next contender, bringing with him a toy pig attached to his trousers "for luck". The 24-year-old call centre worker has plenty of moves, but fails to impress the panel. Lifeguard Dean Mychajluk follows to the same fate. Simon has his head in his hands, comparing Dean to someone drunk in Manchester high street. One of the most bizarre hopefuls of this year, Wojciech Piegat - a Polish restaurant worker - plays with his crotch while spreading his legs like a daddy longlegs. Wojciech, despite being considered a laughing stock by the audience, is voted through by Louis and Nicole, to Simon's horror.



After a commercial break, 20-year-old clothes shop manager Tobias Sumpton sings the Moulin Rouge version of 'Your Song' a cappella. His family are tearful, the audience are in suspense. But, Louis and Simon want to see more confidence, in spite of Nicole's praise. Louis's deciding vote sends Tobias to Boot Camp. Next is another youngster, 17-year-old Ramena Fahari, and the first three yes's of the programme are handed out. Chrissie Pitt, 25, is shocked to get the full approval rating from the panel. Karl Brown, 19, is likened to Nicole's boyfriend Lewis Hamilton. Simon and Louis debate the electrician's potential, and conclude that he should progress. Charlene Dawson, a 17-year-old care assistant, also makes it through.



Harry Styles, a studious 16-year-old, wows the judges with his rendition of Stevie Wonder's 'Isn't She Lovely?', without a track. Nicole is full of praise for Harry, saying that his voice is "beautiful". Louis, meanwhile, doubts whether Harry has the maturity. Simon votes him through, but insists that he will need vocal coaching. Louis's dark mood continues, saying no to a number of groups. Duo Diva Fever take the stage, and announce that they will sing 'Let It Be' by The Beatles. After five seconds, Simon raises his arms, and pleads with the pair to sing something "more interesting". 'Proud Mary' by Tina Turner is more popular, and they are given three yes's, to the delight of their friends.



Richard Thomas is a club singer, and defies Simon's advice to pick a song which proves he's a recording artist by choosing 'Higher And Higher' by Jackie Wilson. Louis says that Richard has "bad habits", while Simon believes that he picked the wrong song, and Nicole agrees. Richard goes home in heartbreaking circumstances, as all judges decide to vote against the 28-year-old. Marlon McKenzie, a 27-year-old receptionist, is singing for children. His candlelight version of 'Ain't No Sunshine' leads to a standing ovation from the audience, and is lauded by the panel as he breezes through to Boot Camp.

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