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Despite Simon Cowell's griping about excessive Adele covers — and our wariness about any more Bruno Mars renditions — Week 3 presented a formidable crop of contestants. Check out all of the auditions, including crazy hat lady Tara Simon:

Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Arin Ray Sing "Count on Me" in X Factor Audition on Sept. 26 (VIDEO)
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Sophie Tweeds-Simmons Sing Adele's "Make You Feel My Love" in X Factor 2012 Audition on Sept. 26 (VIDEO)

Austin Corini, 16. Auditions #5 ~ The X Factor... by HumanSlinky
Credit: Human Slinky Photo: Watch Austin Corini Sing Hunter Hayes's "Wanted" in X Factor 2012 Auditions September 26, 2012

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Credit: Human Slinky Photo: Watch David Correy Sing Bruno Mars's "Just The Way You Are" in X Factor 2012 Audition September 26, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Dinah Jane Hansen Sing Beyonce's "If I Were A Boy" in X Factor 2012 Audition September 26, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Tara Simon Sing David Guetta's "Without You" in X Factor Auditions September 26, 2012

Daryl Black, 37. Auditions #5 ~ The X Factor USA... by HumanSlinky
Credit: Human Slinky Photo: Watch Daryl Black Sing "Stereo Hearts" by The Gym Class Heroes in X Factor Audition September 26, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Nick Youngerman Rap "Ice Ice Baby" in X Factor 2012 Audition on Sept. 26 (VIDEO)
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Changy Li Sing The Titanic Theme Song in X Factor 2012 Audition on Sept. 26 (VIDEO)
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Nick Perrelli Sing "Fly Me to the Moon" in X Factor 2012 Audition on Sept. 26 (VIDEO)
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Adonis and John — The Original Greeks — Bomb Their X Factor 2012 Audition (VIDEO)