Kansas City, MO is the destination of today's auditions. Apparently Simon isn't feeling well so a stand in judge is attending today. There is triumphant glee from those waiting to audition as with Simon out of the way, the pressure won't be as high. Or will it.
Standing in for Simon is X Factor UK judge and manager of some of the UK and Ireland's biggest acts - Louie Walsh.
First up tonight is freestyle rapper Rizloe Jones. He's full of confidence and impresses the judges but I fail to see how he can maintain a place in the competition with such a limited style. It's still four yeses from the judges though.