Sunday 19 November 2017

WATCH: X Factor's Sean Price - 'Simon wasn't impressed with us at bootcamp - but we can prove ourselves at Six Chair Challenge'

Price brothers are gearing up to impress at Six Chair Challenge

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Sunday night was an emotional one for brothers Sean and Conor Price as they watched themselves endure a brutal bootcamp on The X Factor.

Back home in Blessington they watched the drama unfold on the prerecorded show with their parents, who had been there for the recording, and Sean laughs, "They were getting flashbacks - it was an intense night!"

Despite the fact that they all knew what was coming, Sean says, "Emotions were running high.  It was like an emotional rollercoaster watching it again."

On Sunday's show, as they performed Beggin by Madcon for the judges and a 4000 strong crowd, Simon halted their performance and said he was not impressed.  Sharon Osbourne added that she felt they were very nervous.

A song change, to Ed Sheeran's 'Sing', managed to get them through to the next stage - the dreaded Six Chair Challenge.

"It looks tough on TV but you only see a short clip of everyone," Sean tells Independent.ie.  "We were there a full week or so.  You'd be watching it at home thinking, Jesus, I don't know how that person is crying or how that person has given up.  But when you're actually there - there were a few tears coming out of my eyes - definitely when you're there it's much more intense."

During their first audition there was not a nerve in sight.  However, Sean admits the nerves were jangling at bootcamp.

"When we were out performing in front of 4000 people it was real nerve-wracking," he admits.  "It's sort of a blur now, I can't really remember it.  But it was some experience.

"We'd never had that experience before.  We're delighted to be through to the Six Chair Challenge and to do it again and just control the nerves a bit more."

Although they had impressed on their very first audition, bootcamp was a different kettle of fish.

"The difference with the bootcamp audition was that there was so many people in the crowd and we'd never performed for that many people.  We're used to just busking in front of a few people on the street.  So it was a brand new experience and a brilliant learning curve.

"In the first audition the reaction was brilliant and it was hard to top that.  So at bootcamp Simon wasn't as impressed with us so we know we need to impress him more in the next round.

"We've seen the reality of the competition.  It's a really tough competition and there's loads of talent but we feel we have enough and we can prove ourselves in the next round."

Read more: WATCH: X Factor's Sean Price gets a hero's welcome from football teammates back home after battling through bootcamp

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