Our X Factor performance of the week: Matt Cardle – Baby One More Time

46431, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Thursday October 21 2010. Contestant Matt Cardle arriving at London's Fountain Studios for rehearsals ahead of Saturday night's live The X Factor show. Photograph: PacificCoastNews.com

We’ve only reached the third week of the X Factor live shows and already stars are being born.

Our favourite performance this week was Matt Cardles’ “Guilty Pleasure” – a rendition of  Britney Spears hit Baby One More Time.

The performance was very low-key, just Cardle and his acoustic guitar. The complete opposite of fellow contestant Wagner Carillho and his wacky performance which was a Spice Girls/Ricky Martin mash-up – special in it’s own way of course.

Back in 1998 Britney scored her first UK hit with the track and if judge Louis Walsh’s comments are anything to go by, Matt has the potential to do the same with his version.

Thankfully it was nothing like the version Darius Danesh (Campbell) performed on Popstars all those years ago – we’ll never forget. Click here to hear it if you really, really want to. Alternatively, you can watch Matt’s performance below.