X factor 2010 2nd place clipart

The competition was split into several stages: auditions, bootcamp, judges’ houses and live shows. Auditions took place throughout June and July 2010, with Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole returning as judges. Minogue missed the auditions and bootcamp due to being on maternity leave, so Geri Halliwell, Natalie Imbruglia, Katy Perry, Pixie Lott and Nicole Scherzinger were brought in as guest judges. Cole missed the auditions in Manchester and bootcamp because she had malaria. Following bootcamp, successful acts were split into four categories: Boys (male soloists aged 16 to 28), Girls (female soloists aged 16 to 28), Over 28s (soloists aged 29 and over) and Groups. Minogue and Cole returned for the judges’ houses stage, and each judge mentored eight acts through judges’ houses. The live shows started on 9 October 2010. Four acts initially eliminated at judges’ houses were brought back as wildcards, making this series the first to have 16 acts perform in the live shows.