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Time to buckle up, you guys! The X Factor is back and ready to rock. Auditions kicked off tonight (Wednesday, September 11). Not only were there plenty of WTF moments, but we already saw quite a few talented newcomers who might just make the Top 16.

Not to mention there are the new judges to enjoy: Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio. Both have previous experience working the reality TV beat, but the US version of X Factor is a whole different animal, particularly when your co-workers are veteran judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato

All told, if tonight’s show was any indication, this season going to be an interesting one. Don’t remember all that went down? Never fear. We’ve got the video evidence of what happened during auditions — week 1, day 1. Hit play now:

Carlito Olivero performs Rihanna’s “Stay”

Lillie McCloud performs “Alabaster Box”

Alex & Sierra perform Britney Spearss “Toxic”

Rion Paige performs Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away”


Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!