X Factor's Emily Middlemas and Ryan Lawrie look smitten as they walk hand-in-hand to rehearsals... after admitting their relationship is on 'fast-forward'
The eyes of the nation will be on them as they take to the stage for the first live show of the series this weekend.
And X Factor lovebirds Emily Middlemas, 17, and Ryan Lawrie, 20, looked more excited than nervous on Thursday, as they headed to London's Fountain Studios for rehearsals.
The young couple, who confirmed their romance on social media during the show's Six-Chair Challenge, looked besotted as they walked hand-in-hand.
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In it together! X-Factor lovebirds Emily Middlemas, 17, and Ryan Lawrie, 20, looked more excited than nervous as they headed to London's Fountain Studios for rehearsals on Thursday
Clad in a white top, a pair of patchwork ripped jeans and gold trainers, the brunette beauty looked in high spirits as she engaged in a conversation with her beau.
Meanwhile, Ryan looked trendy in a red jacket and black roll-up jeans as he kept his girlfriend close.
The Scottish singer 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!'
Smitten: Clad in a white top, a pair of patchwork ripped jeans and gold trainers, the brunette beauty looked in high spirits after her beau admitted they 'definitely fast-forwarded' their relationship
Wacky: Honey G put on an animated display as she posed for the camera upon arrival
Keeping it cool: The singer sported ripped jeans, Nike trainers and a baseball jacket for rehearsals
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.'
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.
Peek-a-boo! Stunning brunette Samantha Lavery flashed a peek of her stomach in a plunging white shirt which she topped up to tie at the waist
Ready to work: The beauty looked enthusiastic as she juggled a handbag and hoodie on her arm
Having a laugh: Gifty Louise and a member of 5 After Midnight shared a giggle as they arrived
Mentor Nicole Scherzinger gave the ecstatic heartthrob a pass despite admitting she wasn't sure if he worked as a solo artist.
Meanwhile, the other 10 singers also looked keen to perfect their performance this this weekend as they were similarly seen arriving for practise.
Honey G couldn't contain her joy as she struck a series of wacky poses while flashing the thumbs up.
Stunning brunette Samantha Lavery flaunted a peek of her stomach in a plunging white shirt which she topped up to tie at the waist.
Strutting along in a pair of sexy grey thigh-high boots, the beauty looked ready to work after the nerve-wracking Judges' Houses.
Stylish: Gifty Louise was impeccably stylish in tiny denim shorts and racy boots
Trend-setter: The talented rising star strutted along in towering thigh-high boots and carried a chic handbag which harboured all her essentials
Chilling: Gifty clearly had no nerves as she cuddled up to her X-factor co-star
The last of The Girls, Gifty Louise, was impeccably stylish in tiny denim shorts and racy boots.
The blonde beauty giggled as she mingled with the other contestants outside the studio.
Meanwhile, novelty pair Ottavio and Bradley looked typically unique in their attention grabbing outfit and blush-heavy makeup.
The final 12 acts that made it through the weekend's eleiminations 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.
Making an impact: Novelty pair Ottavio and Bradley looked typically unique in their attention grabbing outfit and blush-heavy makeup
Standing out: Bradley made a statement in a bedazzled jacket, patterned shorts and silver bag
Ready to impress: Dermot O'Leary also arrived at the venue with clothing items and a large bag
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