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The X Factor judges axe over 70 acts before they have even had a chance to sing on tonight's first Boot Camp show. Tulisa Contostavlos, Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger ditch over a third of the 211 acts that they sent through the audition stages without giving them any further chance to impress. "We've got 72 hours up here for Boot Camp, it's not long. Anyone at this point we don't feel is going to cut it, we should send them home," says Barlow. "We've made a good call today and it gives the other two thirds of people who are left a good chance of learning something going forward in this competition." Before the acts are dropped from the competition, they are treated to a party and a surprise appearance from former X Factor finalists Jls. Offering (more) »

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