X Factor's Ryan Lawrie chats to mentor Nicole Scherzinger during rehearsals... as co-star girlfriend Emily Middlemas shows her support ahead of first live show
They confirmed their romance on social media during X Factor's six-chair challenge.
And lovebirds Emily Middlemas, 17, and Ryan Lawrie, 20, proved they are still intent on showing their support to each other in the lead-up to the first live show this weekend.
In a series of behind the scenes shots, Ryan was seen gaining crucial last-minute advice from mentor Nicole Scherzinger, before joining his pretty girlfriend as they rehearsed at London's Fountain Studios on Thursday.
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Crunch time: Ryan Lawrie, 20, was gaining advice from mentor Nicole Scherzinger during rehearsals at London's Fountain Studios for The X Factor's first live performance this weekend
Attached at the hip: Ryan's girlfriend Emily Middlemas, 17, kept her beau close as she awaited her turn to run her song of choice through with mentor Simon Cowell
Despite being loved up, the pair proved to be hard at work to avoid the upcoming dreaded first elimination.
Ryan, who looked trendy in a red jacket and black roll-up jeans, seemed to be soaking in all the tips and tricks the former Pussycat Doll dished out.
And while Emily awaited her turn to run her song of choice through with mentor Simon Cowell, she kept her beau close.
The Scottish heartthrob recently opened up about living with Emily in the plush £3.6million X Factor mansion, saying that it had 'definitely fast-forwarded' their relationship.
Learning from the best: Ryan, who looked trendy in a red jacket and black roll-up jeans, seemed to be soaking in all the advice the former Pussycat Dolls singer dished out
Stylish: Emily looked stylish in a red leather jacket, white top and a pair of patchwork ripped jeans featuring lip motifs
Romance: The Scottish heartthrob recently opened up about living with Emily in the plush £3.6million X Factor mansion, saying that it had 'definitely fast-forwarded' their relationship
Speaking to The Sun, he said: 'It's our first time living together so it's definitely fast-forwarded our relationship.
'I'm happy we'll go through the experience together and help each other through any tough moments - we're not allowed to share a room, though!'
Emily added candidly: 'I'd be a little bit lost if I didn't have him.'
Speaking further to Star magazine, Ryan said: 'Her personality is just amazing. She doesn't have a bad bone in her body. She's dead caring.'
'It's exciting. It's an insight into what's to come for us, but the rules are strict. When it comes to lights off, we're in our separate rooms and basically get locked in.'
Nerves are mounting: Samantha Lavery was hard at work as she prepared for her big moment in the spotlight on Saturday night
Leggy lady: Gifty Louise was impeccably stylish in tiny denim shorts and racy boots as she strutted around the stage, seemingly without a worry in the world
Party time: The aspiring star crouched down on stage, signalling a high-energy performance for her first routine on the ITV1 talent contest
Proud of his girls: Simon seemed enthralled by the performances as he clapped away from behind the judges' desk
Second-timer Emily first auditioned in 2014 but made it to the finals last weekend after mentor Simon Cowell gave the seal of approval to her sweet guitar performance.
Wildcard Ryan sailed through to the live shows with his performance of Hall & Oates hit You Make My Dreams over the weekend.
Mentor Nicole gave the ecstatic heartthrob a pass despite admitting she wasn't sure if he worked as a solo artist.
Meanwhile, the other 10 acts were also focused as they got used to the stage, which could potentially catapult them into super-stardom.
Stunning brunette Samantha Lavery flaunted a peek of her stomach in a plunging white shirt which she topped up to tie at the waist.
Perfecting his craft: Matt Terry worked on his performance with mentor Nicole, who wowed in a smart waistcoat and trouser set
Flaunting his vocals: He sang his heart out in a bid to perfect his performance ahead of the live TV shows this weekend
Making an impact: Novelty pair Ottavio and Bradley looked typically unique in their attention grabbing outfits as they took to the stage
Guys, this is serious! Adding a splash of colour to the stage, the pair were reigned in by Louis, who was spotted giving them a serious talk and a stern word of advice
Throwing shade: Honey G looked typically quirky in unique shades inside the studios
The last of The Girls, Gifty Louise, was impeccably stylish in tiny denim shorts and racy boots as she strutted across the stage, signalling a high-energy performance.
Meanwhile, novelty pair Ottavio and Bradley looked typically unique in their attention grabbing outfit and blush-heavy makeup.
Adding a splash of colour to the stage, the pair were reigned in by Louis who was spotted giving them a serious talk.
The final 12 acts that made it through the weekend's eliminations are: Honey, Matt, Josh and Kyle Brooks (as Brooks Way), Ryan Lawrie, Freddy Parker, Emily Middlemas, Samantha Lavery, Gifty Louise, Reeley C, Saara Aalto, Bratavio and 5 After Midnight.
Living the good life: X Factor host Dermot O'Leary was surrounded by members of the production crew at rehearsals - and was suited and booted to perfection
Helping hand: X Factor lead choreographer Brian Friedman was on hand to style out each contestant's individual performance to perfection
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