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Everything you need to know about X Factor's Max Stone

From auditions to Judges' Houses, here's how Max Stone earned two U-turns from Overs category mentor Simon Cowell to land a place in the 2015 live shows

Published: Saturday, 7th November 2015 at 6:30 pm

27-year-old Max Stone didn't make things easy for himself, kicking off with Bob Marley classic No Woman, No Cry. 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIHhtntnrhQ

His Boot Camp auditions weren't shown and at Six Chair Challenge Overs category mentor Simon Cowell wanted Max to prove he was fun. After initially giving him a seat, Max was swapped out for a while. But the deafening roar of the Wembley crowd saw Cowell U-turn and swap him back in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnsNY8rLGQY

Max told RadioTimes.com he owed the Wembley crowd "everything" for his place in the competition.

At Judges' Houses in France, Max performed Coolio’s Gangsta's Paradise. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIvjOCP6AwM

Cowell admitted he'd originally planned to include Jennifer Phillips in his final three, but after watching Max's audition for a second time during the live result, the boss changed his mind and swapped Max in. 

The Overs category mentor later told me Max had had somewhat of a 'Fleur East' moment, and had blasted his way into Cowell's consciousness with that final audition. 

Max joins Anton Stephans and Bupsi in Cowell's final three

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The X Factor live shows kick off on Saturday 31st October at 8:00pm on ITV

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