Louis Walsh joined the judges in taking on the Bootcamp chair challenge and cut the boys down to these top six who will join him for Judges’ Houses…
Luke and that hair got Louis’s backing and scored a seat at Bootcamp. Yes, he has a very distinctive look with his quirky style and dreadlocked hair which has remained unwashed for 9 months. Luke got a huge reaction at his arena audition, where Gary said ‘get used to it, this is your future.’ His ultimate dream is to headline Glastonbury.
ROOM SONG: Stand By Me – Ben. E King
ARENA SONG: Too Much Love Will Kill You – Queen
BOOTCAMP SONG: Alone – Heart
Lovely Giles has been waiting for his 16th birthday so that he could audition for X Factor. Giles wowed the judges from the beginning with Gary telling him he had the full package. He is ready for the challenge and is going to grab it with both hands.
ROOM SONG: Price Tag – Jessie J
ARENA SONG: Reet Petite- Jackie Wilson
BOOTCAMP: IWon’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
Nicholas gigs in local venues with his dad following him around and helping set up. He spends the money he earns on new equipment. Nicholas is from a quiet area in Scotland where there isn’t much opportunity for music. Nicholas has waited all his life to audition and wants to give back to his parents after their constant support of his singing. Louis told him after his first audition he would have given his performance 10 out of 10.
ROOM SONG: You Raise Me Up – Westlife
ARENA SONG: 1000 Years – Christina Perry
BOOTCAMP: I won’t give up – Jason Mraz
OCCUPATION: Pub and club singer
Paul has been singing since from an early age and since he was 17 he has been gigging at pubs and clubs, although he now feels like he has outgrown them and is ready for bigger things. Paul is shy but feels like singing gives him confidence and turns him into a different person.
ROOM SONG: Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
ARENA SONG: A Song for You – Donny Hathaway
BOOTCAMP: I’d Rather Go blind – Etta James
OCCUPATION: Mechanic/ Works for the council
Ryan currently works for the council maintaining vehicles, where he has been nicknamed by his colleagues as the singing mechanic. He has always watched The X Factor but has only just got the confidence to audition. He bought a guitar with his first pay cheque at 14 and has always been encouraged by family and friends to sing. His dream is to be on a tour bus.
ROOM SONG: Jolene – Ray Lamontage
ARENA SONG: Get Lucky – Daft Punk
BOOTCAMP: Wake Me Up – Avicci
Sam works part-time as a bar man but his focus has always been on music. He went to Theatre School and has been in various bands and he has also performed at a few small festivals. He says that music is his life and his dream is to play gigs like Robbie Williams.
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