Jack makes his mark on X Fac­tor

Wicklow People - - NEWS - By DEB­O­RAH COLEMAN

THE West Wick­low vil­lage of Manor Kilbride is burst­ing with pride this week as one of its own is mak­ing a big im­pact on the X Fac­tor tele­vi­sion tal­ent show.

Jack Tis­dall (17) en­tered the show as a solo act but was given a lifeline by the judges to join four other male artists to form boy band Vibe 5, which are now be­ing tipped to be the next One Di­rec­tion.

He re­ceived the news on Sun­day that Vibe 5 are through to the all im­por­tant judges’ house round in LA and will be men­tored by pop icon Rob­bie Wil­liams.

Jack con­fi­dently told the panel, in­clud­ing mu­sic in­dus­try mogul Si­mon Cow­ell last week­end that they heard ‘No’ as in­di­vid­ual acts and can­not hear it again as a group. Son of Paul and Char­lotte from Manor Kilbride, Jack at­tends sec­ondary school in Tem­pleogue in Dublin.

‘We are all just so proud of Jack. Since he could talk, all he did was sing. This is his life­long dream,’ his mother Char­lotte told the Wick­low Peo­ple.

Jack first au­di­tioned for the show in Septem­ber and was en­cour­aged to do so by his older sis­ter Róisín who trav­elled with him to the UK.

He is also be­ing cheered on by his younger brother Seán and the wider com­mu­nity in­clud­ing ev­ery­one at St Brigid’s NS, Kilbride where Jack at­tended and his mum works.

‘The whole school is cov­ered in bunting and pic­tures of Jack and ev­ery­one is cheer­ing him on. It’s won­der­ful,’ Char­lotte said.

Jack’s X Fac­tor ap­pear­ance fol­lows that of The Price Broth­ers, Sean and Conor from Bless­ing­ton who reached the quar­ter fi­nals in 2017.

Jack Tis­dall (sec­ond from left) per­form­ing with Vibe 5 on the X Fac­tor.

Jack Tis­dall from Manor Kilbride.

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