Tuesday 21 November 2017

'One of the best auditions' - Wicklow teens wow Simon Cowell on X Factor tonight

Sean and Conor Price celebrate after the four X Factor judges give them the thumbs up. Photo: Twitter/ @X Factor
Sean and Conor Price celebrate after the four X Factor judges give them the thumbs up. Photo: Twitter/ @X Factor
Sean and Conor on the X Factor

Eugene Masterson

WICKLOW schoolboys Sean and Conor Price will be seen by millions of TV viewers tonight bowling over the judges on the X Factor.

Simon Cowell has been so impressed by the teenagers that he is whisking them off to his mansion in Los Angeles to take part in the Judges' Houses stage of the hit series.

The Price brothers are the last remaining Irish act in this year's show.

Fans will see the lads audition in Edinburgh, where Nicole Scherzinger was celebrating her birthday just before they performed.

Sean (17) told the judges: "We have been singing together for three years. Our dream is to sell out arenas and make people happy with our music.

"We come from a little town outside Dublin, Blessington, and there are a lot of fields and sheep, not a lot of people around but great for us to sing."

He recalled how he was astonished to find his younger brother could sing.

"I ran up to his room when I heard him and shouted 'you can sing!'," he said. "With that, I took out the guitar. I was 13 and he was 11.

"We then started going to Grafton Street to busk, where all the big boys play."

The lads performed a version of Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower. The judges were thrilled with their performance.

"Your voice, Conor, is amazing," said Nicole. "And you're 17, Sean. I feel your voice complements it so well. The X Factor is having the It Factor. Awesome. You're giving my goosebumps goosebumps."

Louis Walsh told them: "So young, so authentic. That means an awful lot."

Cowell was also fulsome in his praise, saying: "It's probably one of the best auditions we've had. I don't want to change a single thing.

"If somebody does try to do that, come and talk to me. Every so often, I sit on these auditions and think 'thank God we find people like you'."

Herald

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