Nicholas McDonald won himself high praise from the X Factor judges, when he took to the stage as the last of Louis Walsh’s boys at bootcamp.
The 16 year old student from Motherwell performed I won’t give up by Jason Mraz for the panel and before singing he admitted that nerves were getting the better of him, because all of Louis’ top six seats were already taken. He said:
Six seats taken…everyone deserves a place in the competition but there are only six seats. I want it more than I’ve wanted anything in my life. The second arena audition was amazing. The X Factor has been absolutely amazing and to go home with a no would be devastating.
I’m really nervous, the pressure now…there’s no spaces
Thankfully the judges and crowd loved his performance and Nicholas got a standing ovation.
Sharon Osbourne said:
“You sang it so well, such a confidence in your voice and a perfect song for you. You should be so proud of yourself.”
Gary Barlow added:
“Nicholas well done, I think you are going to give Louis problems here because he doesn’t have any seats left.”
Nicole Scherzinger raved:
“When you sing you are so beautiful and if you were in my category I would absolutely swap you.”
Louis Walsh had a tough decision on his hands and said:
“That was my favourite audition of the entire night. Nicholas I have made my decision, you are in my top six but I have a problem, somebody else is going to lose their seat.”
He decided to swap Alejandro for Nicholas and added:
“The person who is losing their seat in my top six is Alejandro. I went with my heart, I absolutely went with my heart.”
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