Tuesday 17 September 2019

Simon Cowell puts Irish brothers Sean and Conor Price through to next round

Sean and Conor Price from Blessington
Sean and Conor Price from Blessington

Blessington brothers Sean and Conor Price have made it through to the Judges' Houses round of this year's X Factor.

Simon Cowell picked the duo as one of his acts in tonight's Six Chair Challenge - but only after a tense moment saw him halt the brothers' first performance.

He stopped their heartfelt performance of original song 'Something In The Way' and they presented instead their track, 'Time'.

XFactor fans - and judges - got a surprise on tonight's show when previously booted contestants return to the stage.

The all-female and aptly named New Girl Band appeared on stage just hours after coming together, following each member's rejection earlier in the ITV competition, to perform Hey Mama by David Guetta and Nicki Minaj.

Cowell greeted returning hopefuls Kelsey, Imagen, Lydia, Sky and Charlie with a grin and says: "Well, this is interesting."

Girl-group Beau Road sang their acapella version of Straight Up, by Paula Abdul, but Cowell warned them against sounding "amateurish" by simply singing at the same time rather than harmonising.

Other entries in the first part of the show included six-piece singers Lemonade, who made it through several levels of the competition since forming just three weeks before their first audition, and all-male Rak-Su with another original song, Change Your Mind.

Intent on making the best possible decisions, Cowell piled on the pressure for some acts, requiring them to perform more than one song.

Unimpressed with Jack and Joel's first offering of Christina Aguilera's Ain't No Other Man, he demanded an alternative, allowing the London duo to show off their singing and beatboxing skills with their second piece, Bang Bang by Jessie J.

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