• Simon Cowell reduced to tears by heart-rending audition on X Factor

    Simon Cowell was reduced to tears by an audition during the kick-off weekend of the latest series of The X Factor. The music mogul was left speechless by the powerful rendition of Jealous by Labrinth, performed by contestant Josh Daniels. Josh, 21, told the panel that his choice of song was inspired by the loss of his best friend, who died aged 18 in a car crash in 2013. The pre-recorded scenes were filmed shortly after the death of Simon's mother on 5 July, and the emotional lyrics clearly struck a chord with the judge. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE VIDEO Simon