'X Factor's' L.A. Reid Reveals Which Audition Song Is an 'Automatic No'

Don’t expect “Mr. Nice Guy” to stick around much longer, as the judge says: “I wanna be mean.”

The X Factor: Preteens Who Can Actually Sing Need Not Apply

The end of Wednesday's X Factor employed one of the cheapest cliff-hangers in the book — will the sickly contestant live to audition? — which means there was no time for silly pre-taped bits about straw hats and tiaras on Thursday's episode. Instead, we cut back right back to 13-year-old Trevor Moran who still looks unresponsive after passing out in his mother's lap while waiting to audition. Trevor's eyes soon open and it turns out he was dehydrated, which means he's already halfway on the road to stardom! Way to give it 100 percent, Trev! Pretty much the first words out of his mouth are about his audition. But when he gets to the stage, Simon Cowell could seemingly care less about his health scare. "You got one chance at this so you...

'X Factor': Freddie Combs inspires with "Wind Beneath My Wings'

"The X Factor" U.S. version perhaps got its Susan Boyle moment of Season 2 when Freddie Combs took to the stage. Combs is in an oversized wheelchair because he weighs over 500 lbs, though that is down from 900 lbs. He sang "Wind Beneath My Wings" and the judges were impressed. Simon says it best with:Freddie, you know what, when I heard you sing I had a vision in my mind of you standing, singing that song, healthy, happy, and maybe you need some inspiration to help you in that next stage. I don't think you deserve to be stuck in that chair, I really don't. If we're going to go forward, we have to make a deal with each other that we're both gonna work hard ... I'll back you if you back yourself.What did you think, "X Factor" fans?...

Watch Owen Stuart Sing "Airplanes" in X Factor 2012 Audition on Sept. 27 (VIDEO)

For about three minutes, we were all Owen Stuart's long-distance girlfriend Tori. This one was for her — enjoy! Want more X Factor goodness? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

Watch Trevor Moran Sing "I'm Sexy and I Know It" in X Factor 2012 Audition on Sept. 27 (VIDEO)

We freaked when Trevor Moran passed out on The X Factor right before his audition, but like a total trooper he dusted himself off and delivered a powerhouse performance that had all the judges singing his praises like crazy. See for yourself!

Watch Freddie Combs Sing "Wing Beneath My Wings" in X Factor 2012 Audition on Sept. 27 (VIDEO)

Freddie Combs's story is about as inspirational as it gets — housebound at 900lbs, he's lost 400lbs through diet and exercise, with the help of his devoted wife. That made his rendition of "Wind Beneath My Wings" give us even more heartswell than usual — and even brough Demi Lovato to tears! Want more X Factor goodness? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

Is X Factor 2012 Contestant Trevor Moran Okay?

Trevor Moran stole our hearts when we met the 13-year-old at The X Factor Season 2 Auditions in San Francisco. The holding room was full of contestants who were sizing up their competition, talking smack about previous performers, and feeling nerves in the tips of their toes. Trevor was a breath of fresh air. His parents (who seemed super normal and non-stage mommy) talked about what a great, driven kid he is and how they had never pushed him and “this [was] all Trevor.”...

The X Factor: Gene Simmons' Daughter Auditions; Plus One Titanic Failure

Gene Simmons' daughter Sophie auditioned on Wednesday's episode of The X Factor , and vowed to not use her father's name or connections to give herself an advantage. But as soon as...

Watch Austin Corini Sing Hunter Hayes's "Wanted" in X Factor 2012 Auditions September 26, 2012

Austin Corini thrilled the teeny bopper contingent who came out to see The X Factor Season 2 auditions in Greensboro, NC. After a couple of audience members asked the 16-year-old to sign their arms before he took the stage, Austin's confidence was up. He got mixed comments from judges about his vocal skills but ultimately proved he had enough "x factor" to move on to bootcamp.  Want more X Factor goodness? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

Watch David Correy Sing Bruno Mars's "Just The Way You Are" in X Factor 2012 Audition September 26, 2012

We knew the second we heard David Correy's speaking voice that his X Factor audition was going to be good. His sweet story about hoping that his birth mom would find him once she heard him sing made us reach for a hanky. As soon as he started singing Bruno Mars, we knew we were putty in his tattooed arms.