As The X Factor revs up for its knock out stages… Who"ll go the distance?

Gary”s hairdresser Kelly”s barmaid Louis”s Army hero Or Tulisa”s Essex girls As The X Factor revs up for its knock out stages… Who”ll go the distance

2:00 AM on 7th October 2011

The best judges ever Kelly Rowland, Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos are pulling in the high ratings

The best judges ever Kelly Rowland, Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos are pulling in the high ratings

The boys: Frankie Cocozza (left) as he performs during the auditions The boys: Marcus Collins (right), a hairdresser from Liverpool

The boys: Frankie Cocozza (left) unemployed from Brighton and Marcus Collins (right), a hairdresser from Liverpool

More boys: Craig Colton (left), a customer services assistant from Liverpool James Michael (right), unemployed from Cheshire

More boys: Craig Colton (left), a customer services assistant from Liverpool and James Michael (right), unemployed from Cheshire

Her ladies: Kelly Rowlan poses with her girls (from left) Janet Devlin, Sophie Habibis, Amelia Lilly and Misha Bryan

Her ladies: Kelly Rowlan poses with her girls (from left) Janet Devlin, Sophie Habibis, Amelia Lilly and Misha Bryan

Gal pals: Janet Devlin, a student from Northern Ireland hugs Misha Bryan, right, a student from Manchester

Gal pals: Janet Devlin, a student from Northern Ireland hugs Misha Bryan, right, a student from Manchester

The competition: Sophie Habibis, barmaid from London Amelia Lily Oliver (right), student from Middlesbrough

The competition: Sophie Habibis, barmaid from London and Amelia Lily Oliver (right), student from Middlesbrough

The over 25s: Sami Brookes (left), a card shop worker from Wales Kitty Brucknell, a Britney Spears impersonator from Cheltenham

The over 25s: Sami Brookes (left), a card shop worker from Wales and Kitty Brucknell, a Britney Spears impersonator from Cheltenham

Memorable moment: Kitty shocked viewers by wearing a corset which lit up on stage during auditions

Memorable moment: Kitty shocked viewers by wearing a corset which lit up on stage during auditions

Jonjo Kerr (left), a soldier from Wiltshire The men: Johnny Robinson (left), unemployed from Harrow

The men: Jonjo Kerr (left), a soldier from Wiltshire and Johnny Robinson (right), unemployed from Harrow

THE GROUPS, Mentored by Tulisa Contostavlos

The groups: 2 Shoes - Lucy Texeira and Charley Bird from Essex

The groups: 2 Shoes – Lucy Texeira and Charley Bird from Essex

Rhythmix: (from left) Jessy Nelson, Perri Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall

Rhythmix: (from left) Jessy Nelson, Perri Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall

Nu Vibe: Richard Milford, Jordan Higo, Bradley Johnson, Ahsford Campbell and Stefan Romer

Nu Vibe: Richard Milford, Jordan Higo, Bradley Johnson, Ahsford Campbell and Stefan Romer

The Risk: (from left to right) Andrew Merry, Charlie Healy, Derry Mensah and Ashely J Baptiste

The Risk: (from left to right) Andrew Merry, Charlie Healy, Derry Mensah and Ashely J Baptiste

THE X FACTOR HOUSE