The X Factor: 15 Best Auditions of Season 2!

Brace yourselves for sobbing pretty things, so many forgotten lyrics and Simon Cowell’s raw, sneering disdain. Yes folks, The X Factor heads to Miami for Season 2 Boot Camp this Wednesday (8/7c on Fox).

In case you’re having a hard time separating the 40-plus contestants shown surviving the auditions, I’ve counted down the 15 best — with handy links to each of their tryouts.

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So click through the photo gallery below, then hit the comments to tell me who I’ve egregiously snubbed, who I’ve regrettably overrated, and which rankings I got exactly right.

And for all my X Factor news, interviews, and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!