The X Factor manufactured some drama around 19-year old contestant Tiah Tolliver last night.

After telling the judges she hopes to make it "platinum, double platinum and diamond," this full-lipped hopeful broke into a cover of "Impossible." Simon loved it. He said he had a "real feeling" about Tolliver.

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Phillip Lomax does not lack for confidence.

This 21-one year old waiter from Seattle did his best impression of Frank Sinatra on The X Factor last night, as challenging an act to emulate as almost any that a contestant could attempt.

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Elaine Gibbs is a 53-year old grandmother who turned a quiet Carole King classic into her own last night.

Auditioning for the first time on The X Factor, this wedding singer belted out "You've Got a Friend," receiving a huge ovation from the audience and unanimous approval from the judges.

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Josh Krajcik shared his gift with X Factor viewers last night.

The Columbus, Ohio native attended auditions with his proud mother, who gushed over her 30-year old offspring before he took the stage, saying how she'd always dreamed of Josh blowing Simon Cowell away with his talent.

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In the tradition of all singing competitions, The X Factor aired a few catastrophes this week, from those who cannot carry a tune to those who drop their pants in the middle of the stage.

Wait... what?!? Yes, Geo Godley bared almost all on Wednesday night, making Nicole Scherzinger scream and accomplishing something even more impressive: making Simon Cowell speechless.

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There might be competition for Melanie Amaro after all.

While that 18-year old might be considered the very early X Factor front-runner, a 21-year old rugby coach named Caitlin Koch also took to the stage last night and performed a stripped down version of "Stop in the Name of Love." It prompted Simon Cowell to simply utter "wow" halfway into the song.

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With apologies to Rachel Crow, Nick Voss and other impressive acts from week one of The X Factor, Melanie Amaro is it.

This 18-year old put gave us the audition of the (early) season last night, belting out Beyonce's "Listen," bringing Nicole Scherzinger to tears and prompting Simon Cowell to say: "When I was asked by people why I was bringing this show to America it was because I hoped we were going to find someone like you."

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Nick Voss really needs The X Factor to pay off for him. Literally.

This 21-year old auditioned for the new Fox competition last night, shortly after sharing his story with viewers. It involves a large family, a small house, a hard-working mother and the fact that Voss was fired from his job for leaving to perform on the show.

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Simon Cowell has made his expectations for The X Factor very clear: he expects the show to be number-one, totaling more viewers than his former juggernaut, American Idol.

Therefore, the judge/producer must be very disappointed today. Last night's two-hour premiere of this British import was only watched by 12.6 million households, nearly half the number that tune in for Idol each week and not even enough to help The X Factor win its Wednesday night battle.

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Simon Cowell is a judge on The X Factor. That's pretty much all you need to know about the Fox singing competition that premiered last night and hopes to out-perfom American Idol.

With this British producer back on TV, we were treated to an event that felt much bigger than any of the early Idol auditions. Aspiring singers belted out their hearts and their souls in front of a packed auditorium right off the bat, as opposed to inside a small room, facing only a few judges.

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