Joe Cox returned to The X Factor audition process after making it to the judges round stage of the competition last year.
Last year the 18-year-old singer was mentored by Gary Barlow but narrowly missed out on a place in the live final.
This year at his audition Gary told him: “Your ‘no’ was the hardest for me by far and I’ve been waiting for this moment,”.
“You’re going to be a great artist. Joe, welcome back.”
Check out Joe’s audition in the video below singing Katy Perry’s The One That Got Away: