Sam goes dating

Nicole Scherzinger, 39, took a shining to X Factor contestants as the launch kicked off on Saturday night, and even declared that her 'boyfriend is younger' than one of the hunks who caught her eye.

Sam Black, 27, who is a plasterer from Liverpool, sang sixties doo-wop song Rounaround Sue, but also garnered attention from both Nicole and Twitter fans for his stunningly good looks. I want to squeeze his cheeks' after the cheeky Scouser impressed judges, before Simon warned her: 'I don't think his girlfriend would like that.' Apple of her eye: Nicole Scherzinger, 39, took a shining to X Factor contestants as the launch kicked off on Saturday night, and even declared that her 'boyfriend is younger' than one of the hunks who caught her eye Nicole hit back with 'I don't care, I'll squeeze the baby's cheeks', referring to Sam's baby he introduced to the show along with his girlfriend, who he met travelling, and adorably declared out of her earshot that he was going to marry her.

Referring to her toyboy, 26-year-old tennis ace Grigor Dimitrov, Nicole exclaimed 'My boyfriend is younger than him!

' Nicole wasn't the only judge to have taken a liking to the cheeky plasterer, as Twitter fans declared him to be 'fit', 'beautiful', and that they were 'in love' with him.

' Asked Simon.'No one - everyone walked out,' Holly replied. but Nicole has been through the same thing.'With a sense of protectiveness, Nicole stepped in.

'You learn a lot from it.'Judges were overwhelmed with Holly's performance, with Simon praising her for her frank admission at the beginning of her audition.'This was a good audition, I really admire your honesty,' the music mogul said. 'I love that you were staring at us, that takes courage, there's a lot of courage there,' she started.'You'e still so young, I would hate for it to be too early for you... 'The show closed with 20-year-old Grace Davies, who stunned with her 'beautiful' performance.

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' Asked Simon.'It was like someone was inside you singing - like a horror movie! Meanwhile 27-year-old Kayleigh Taylor was one of the surprises of the launch night.

The singer-songwriter and warehouse assistant from Blackburn performed an original song she had penned, called Roots, with it being so popular Nicole declared 'I would like to get that song so I could listen to it again.'When asked about her inspiration behind the song, Grace was honest.'I've been singing in pubs and restaurants for years.

Everyone - not just friends but everyone - told me I would always be singing in the corner of a pub,' she revealed.

The bubbly mother from Liverpool was quick to show off her hilarious self-deprecating personality, joking: 'I've got a fella - I met him on a dating website.

'I think he had a shock when he met me though, I said I was a size 8 on my profile but I forgot to add the zero on the end!