Tulisa Contostavlos Poses With Fans As X Factor 2012 Auditions Begin In Liverpool

23 May 2012, 15:40 | Updated: 23 May 2012, 15:52

The 'Young' singer joins Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Geri Halliwell as they kick off the new season of the show.

Tulisa Contostavlos was pictured with fans today as she posed with the waiting contestants at the first round of auditions for the new series of The X Factor.

The N-Dubz star wore a multi-coloured floral outfit as she arrived in Liverpool alongside returning judges Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh as well as guest judge and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.

Last year, Tulisa made her debut on the show and eventually mentored the winning act Little Mix.

The singer finished her outfit with a pair of large red high heels and was in high spirits as soon as she emerged from her car.

You can view a picture of Tulisa arriving at The X Factor auditions below:

There has been much speculation over recent weeks as to who will be appointed the permanent judge on the show after it was revealed earlier this year that Kelly Rowland would not be returning.

Geri has filled in on the show before and made quite an entrance at the Liverpool auditions sitting on top of a car with a megaphone as she teased the waiting crowds.

You can view a picture of Tulisa posing with fans outside the X Factor auditions below:

Meanwhile, Tulisa is rumoured to be performing alongside Pixie Lott and Olly Murs at the forthcoming wedding of JLS' Marvin Humes and the Saturdays' Rochelle Wiseman.