Friday 15 December 2017

Elderly X Factor group wows judges

Gary Barlow and his fellow judges were impressed by The Nostalgics
Gary Barlow and his fellow judges were impressed by The Nostalgics

Gary Barlow and co have discovered their oldest ever X Factor star - a 94-year-old man.

The Take That singer and fellow judges Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger were so impressed with ten-piece group The Nostalgics - which includes pensioner Bill and a woman who had just had a pacemaker fitted - that they have put them through to boot camp.

According To The Sun, Gary said after the band's rendition of Katy Perry's Firework: "I want to know the name of the woman on the organ. Is it Elton? Oh, it's Betty. I love Betty on the organ. Betty, you got everybody up. Well done."

And Louis added: "I loved everything about it."

A source said: "The X Factor's had contestants from all different walks of life and of many different ages but Bill is definitely the oldest.

"I'm sure we've never had anyone who had a pacemaker fitted days before auditioning."

But the insider suggested the group might be in for a bit of a "culture shock" when they get to boot camp.

"That stage of the competition is traditionally the most rowdy and raucous, with all-night boozing, music and bed-hopping. The producers might have to put The Nostalgics into a different part of the hotel. Having said that, if their audition is anything to go by, they may well want to get involved in the action and have a good time."

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