The X Factor may not have come to Northern Ireland this year and most Belfast residents may not have gotten their chance to shine at auditions for the ITV show, however it has been claimed that three singers from the region have still fared well at tryouts in other cities.
It is thought that at least three performers from NI have all passed the initial judges auditions and will perform at the bootcamp rounds this week, hoping to win a place in the upcoming live shows.
We previously reported that Portrush singer Roger Boyd impressed the panel, after admitting that Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle is his idol and performing a very original rendition of Meatloaf’s ‘I’d Do Anything For Love’.
It is also reported that Tyrone girl Janet Devlin is set to shine on the ITV show. The 16 year old singer – who makes much of the fact that her house is in the middle of nowhere and she has been so bored that she has spent her spare time writing songs since she was seven – received a standing ovation when she auditioned in Liverpool, singing a haunting version of the Elton John classic ‘Your Song’. Her rendition made Kelly Rowland cry and Gary Barlow gush and audience members insist that the young girl will go far in the competition. We’ve got a video of Janet singing he track below, so have a listen and tell us what you think.
It has also been claimed that Jolene Burns, 23, from north Belfast and Niall Sexton, a 17-year-old A Level student from Magherafelt also performed well in Liverpool and are flying to England this week, in a bid to impress at bootcamp and hopefully move on to the judges houses rounds.
Listen to Janet, Jolene and Niall singing below and tell us, do you think they have what it takes to succeed on The X Factor?