Wednesday 14 November 2018

Nothing Compares 2U - Brendan Murray through to X Factor live shows after 'beautiful' rendition of Sinead O'Connor hit

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Irish X Factor hopeful Brendan Murray has made it through to the live shows.

The 21-year-old from Galway is one of four contestants chosen by former One Direction star Louis Tomlinson with the help of Nile Rogers and Liam Payne for his Boys' category.

Brendan gave a beautiful performance of Sinead O'Connor's haunting 1990 hit, which was written by Prince.

Rogers was moved by the performance, "That song is obviously written by a dear friend.  It was beautiful. I was crying.  I was holding back the tears.  I was trying to be cool."

Louis Tomlinson and Brendan Murrary
Louis Tomlinson and Brendan Murrary

When Louis revealed he had made it through, Brendan was clearly overjoyed and broke down in tears as he phoned his mum with the good news.

Brendan will join Armstrong Martins, Dalton Andre Harris, and Anthony Russell in Louis' final four for the live shows.

The former Hometown star previously earned the Golden X at the Six Chair Challenge with his performance of REM's Everybody Hurts, prompting Simon Cowell to comment, "You are in a completely different league to everyone else we've seen so far."

Meanwhile, Ayda Field employed the help of former X Factor winner Leona Lewis and Adam Lambert to help her choose her final four in her Overs category.

Both Olatunji and Janice Robinson both sang original songs while Ricky John sang Percy Sledge's When A Man Loves A Woman, Louise Setara tackled Kelly Clarkson's Piece by Piece.  Danny Tetley chose Eva Cassidy's Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Ayda ultimately chose Danny, Giovanni, Olatjuni and Janice.

The X Factor continues next weekend on Virgin Media One.

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