X Factor 2010: Simon Cowell likes ‘weird’ Nicolo Festa

by Lisa McGarry

Nicolo Festa is seen spicing things up at the London auditions, on tonight’s X Factor show.

The Italian stud tells the cameras:

My name is Nicolo, I’m 21 years old. I live in London but I’m originally from Italy. I started singing when I was born. I sing every day, all the time, anywhere. I want to be known as a legend, an icon, someone that gives people goosebumps at the mere mention. Music nowadays is about talentless people. The music that everyone listens to sounds just a like. I cannot tell the difference between Madonna or Lady Gaga or Miley Cyrus. Nobody has everything – the look, the style, the attitude and the voice. I think I could be that guy. It’s time to shake things up a little bit. What I think truly is that I’m amazing. Today I’m going to show the judges how big my X factor is.

Nicolo sings A Song For You for Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh.


Cheryl: There’s something really charming about you and I don’t know why. I don’t know if it’s the Italian accent or the fact that you’re called Nicolo. I enjoyed your vocal, very diva-ish.

Simon: I like you because you’re weird and I mean that as a compliment. Cheryl’s right, you are a diva. It’s not the best version of the song I’ve ever heard.

Louis: A real diva in the making but that’s what makes you interesting. You’re different, everything about you is different.

Nicolo: As long as it sells record.

He may be a diva but has Nicolo proved he has what he takes to win The X Factor and sell records? Tune in to ITV1 at 7.45pm tonight to find out!

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!