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Pixie on spot over teen's audition

Pixie Lott is put on the spot in the next episode of The X Factor.

The singer temporarily replaced Dannii Minogue as a judge during auditions in Cardiff and viewers will see her agonise when she gets the final say on 16-year-old Tom from Pontypridd, South Wales.

His version of The Script's Man Who Can't Be Moved divides the judges, with Cheryl Cole telling him his act is "a little bit contrived" but that he is one of the best singers they had seen all day.

Simon Cowell is not impressed and Louis Walsh tells him to cut out the "silly stage antics".

But when the teenager gets another chance he ignores their advice and sings This Is The Moment from the Jekyll & Hyde musical only for Simon to tell him he could not "have chosen a worse song".

The vote is split with Louis and Cheryl giving him the go-ahead and Simon saying no.

Pixie admits it is a "really hard" decision but decides to go with her "gut instinct and say no", but she is left with Louis and the audience pleading with her to change her mind.

Then the show moves on to London where one of the highlights is girl group Bun Nd Cheese. The trio - Pinky, Patty and Peas - have been singing together for two years and claim their karaoke versions of Beyonce, Mary J Blige and the Sugababes have won over the crowds.

Their version of Beyonce's Listen does not impress the judges but their attitude does, with Simon telling them: "You're attitude is so bad I actually quite like you".

::The X Factor is on ITV1 at 7.45pm on Saturday.

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