Fortunate request for boy band
Keating has farewelled his second boy band Fourtunate from TV talent show The X Factor. but hopes the group will join him when he tours Australia next year. ‘‘I am devastated that they have left, they are way to good to go,’’ says Keating. ‘‘I have a tour in March and would like to invite Fourtunate to join me.’’ Six acts will perform allAustralian songs at an Aussie Week themed show on Monday. They are boy band The Collective, mentored by Keating, and featuring Queenslanders Zach Russell, 22, of Rockhampton and Trent Bell, 21, of Brisbane; Jason Owen, mentored by Spice Girl Mel B; Shiane Hawke and Bella Ferraro, both mentored by Natalie Bassingthwaighte; and Samantha Jade and Nathaniel Willemse mentored by Guy Sebastian. Special guests will include last year’s The X Factor UK winners Little Mix and English singer Ellie Goulding. Another Australian act will be eliminated on Tuesday.
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