X Factor 2011: Nearly half of contestants axed at bootcamp before even singing


Is this the most brutal X Factor bootcamp ever Nearly half of contestants axed by judges before even singing

Brutal: The X Factor contestants at the bootcamp stage of the competition wait to hear who has made it through

Brutal: The X Factor contestants at the bootcamp stage of the competition wait to hear who has made it through

Emotional: The contestants, including Sophie and Mischa (right), were left stunned when the judges decided to send nearly half of them home before they had even sung again Emotional: The contestants, including Sophie and Mischa (right), were left stunned when the judges decided to send nearly half of them home before they had even sung again

Emotional: The contestants, including Sophie and Mischa (right), were left stunned when the judges decided to send nearly half of them home before they had even sung again

Difficult decisions: Louis Walsh called this year

Belting it out: Frankie and Beccy are just two of the contestants given the chance to perform once more for the judges

Belting it out: Frankie and Beccy are just two of the contestants given the chance to perform once more for the judges

Meshing well The remaining contestants were divided into 30 separate groups for their next audition

Meshing well The remaining contestants were divided into 30 separate groups for their next audition

Excited: Essex girl duo 2 Shoes had looked excited as they made their way in to bootcamp

Excited: Essex girl duo 2 Shoes had looked excited as they made their way in to bootcamp

The underdogs: Goldie and David make their way into the bootcamp process The underdogs: Goldie and David make their way into the bootcamp process

The underdogs: Goldie and David make their way into the bootcamp process

Heartthrobs: Frankie Cocozza, seen here with another dashing young fellow, is one of the favourites to make it through

Heartthrobs: Frankie Cocozza, seen here with another dashing young fellow, is one of the favourites to make it through

Hug it out: But are Kitty Brucknell

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