Tonight 25 X Factor hopefuls will be thrust upon us as they battle for a place in the live finals. But with Judges' Houses we are always guaranteed three things - amazing performances, a couple of nervous breakdowns, and a weird choice of outfit from Sinitta.
The third thing may not be on the menu this year (NOOO!), but as we prepare ourselves for the emotional torment of the panellists' decisions, here are our 10 most memorable Judges' Houses performances from years gone by. Which one do you like best? Vote at the bottom!
Leona Lewis - 'Without You' (2006)
As if there was any question that she wouldn't go through to the next round, Leona nervously put her all into her Miami performance. Simon and Sinitta loved it, and so did we.
Alexandra Burke - 'Listen' (2008)
After getting rejected in 2005, Alexandra returned for a second attempt in 2008 and went on to win, turning in a stunning Beyonce cover for Cheryl Cole and Kimberley Walsh along the way.
Joe McElderry - 'Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word' (2009)
Joe didn't emerge as a frontrunner in season six until the live shows were well under way, but looking back at his Judges' Houses effort, how could we not have seen the magic?!
Danyl Johnson - 'Fallin' (2009)
He didn't go on to be as huge as his first audition led us to predict, but there was never any denying Danyl's vocal ability, and we're still hopeful that he'll release an album at some point.
One Direction - 'Torn' (2010)
Behold! The boys' first ever performance as a group! Funnily enough, Natalie Imbruglia - who made 'Torn' famous - is who Harry Styles was linked to last week.
Cher Lloyd - 'Cooler Than Me' (2010)
Cher's attempt didn't necessarily go to plan, but it did show a softer side to her self-styled swag. Did it warm you to her?
Rebecca Ferguson - 'Fireflies' (2010)
The judges told R-Fergz that she needed more confidence when she first auditioned, and look how far she'd come by Judges' Houses! What a stunner.
Matt Cardle - 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' (2010)
An interpretation so adored that it got reprised for both the live shows and his second album The Fire, Matt Carlde's 'First Time...' remains one of the show's best Judges' Houses moments.
Amelia Lily - 'E.T.' (2011)
The most-viewed Judges' Houses performance of the 2011 series on YouTube, this secured Amelia Lily's status as a potential popstar.
Little Mix - 'Big Girls Don't Cry' (2011)
Then Rhythmix, this - like One Direction before them - was the girls' first ever performance as a group. And it was so good, Jessie J cried.
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