A source said the head judge took a break from the auditions taking place at London's Tobacco Dock the previous day.According to the Sun, a source said Simon "didn't feel well early in the day so had to have a bit of a slower start to the day than usual.
Simon Cowell had to bow out of X Factor auditions on Wednesday (5 July) after falling ill.
The 57-year-old pulled out of the East London auditions and sought sanctuary in his dressing room leaving co-stars Nicole, Sharon and Louis Walsh to continue the proceedings without him.
During 2015 Lily joined the cast of American Idiot the musical as a lead role of "Whatsername", in the show Lily performs the songs "She's a Rebel", "Last Night on Earth", "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "21 Guns".
Lily also performs a solo song during the show called "Letterbomb".
Fans took to Twitter to speculate that the decision had been made before the results were announced after the Marks and Spencer advert featured Little Mix on the end Johnny Robinson and Sami Brookes then kicked off Moves Like Jagger, joined by Craig Colton, before Kitty Brucknell stood o the judges table as she belted out Lady Gaga's The Edge Of Glory, joined by Amelia Lily, who narrowly missed out on a place in the final show.
A clearly excitable Kelly added: 'First of all, you lifted this crowd this evening higher and higher.
The show began with the two finalists trying to overcome their nerves about who would be named the winner, with Marcus saying: 'A couple more performances now and one of us is going to be crowned the winner.
It's amazing.' Teary: Little Mix pose up with Tulisa after they were announced as the winners Fix factor?
Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall beat fellow finalist Marcus Collins at the final hurdle to take home the crown after a series of stunning performances on the final show.
Simon Cowell, who has been absent from this year's panel, was also quick to congratulate the girls, writing on his Twitter page: 'Congratulations to @LIttle Mix Offic . These girls could be stars.'Irish singer Rice reached number 32 on the UK Singles Chart back in 2003 with Cannonball, the second single from his debut album O.
Sharon and Nicole also missed auditions the previous week, prompting ITV to call on Alesha Dixon to fill in at the recent Edinburgh auditions.