The X Factor 2017 is back in full swing, and last night viewers witnessed the first iconic audition of the new series.
Steelworker Andy Holloway ran enthusiastically into the audition room, to the delight of judges Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger. They were not quite prepared, however, for what he had in store.
The Scunthorpe native performed a bizarre, house-influenced original song, that he says was inspired by “going on a night out with your friends”.
The audition was certainly enthusiastic, but it only drew grimaces from the judges. Check it out below.
Though he didn’t do quite enough to advance to the next round, he is likely to live long in the memory of X Factor fans, with many taking to social media to praise his efforts during the show.
Go on scunny lad on X factor ????????#xfactor
— Jake Quickenden (@JakeQuickenden) September 10, 2017
— HardvibezX (@bossbloggr) September 10, 2017
— Läurâ (@Laura_lou_V) September 10, 2017
Can't wait to see Andy at Benidorm pride next year. #XFactor
— chawner laughs (@appehmichael) September 10, 2017
Andy's audition is my favorte this series. Come on and sing it with me #XFactor
— Laura Garside (@LauraGarside) September 11, 2017
Others were not quite as convinced.
Andy & his mate are definitely making a flesh dress at home #XFactor
— Jon Dyer (@DyerTHFC) September 10, 2017
“Sing it with me” for song of the summer 2018? We certainly hope so.