Busk­ing Ir­ish broth­ers a hit with Cow­ell on X Fac­tor

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY LUCY MAPSTONE

A PAIR of busk­ing broth­ers are among those who hope to im­press the judges in The X Fac­tor au­di­tion room with a fresh take on a clas­sic, while a con­tes­tant who ap­peared on the pro­gramme 11 years ago makes a re­turn.

Sib­lings Sean (17) and Conor (15) Price from Bless­ing­ton in the Re­pub­lic of Ire­land of­fer a unique and mod­ern ren­di­tion of Bob Dy­lan’s All Along The Watch­tower, which was fa­mously cov­ered by Jimi Hen­drix.

Com­plete with rap­ping from gui­tar-play­ing Sean and singing from Conor, judges Si­mon Cow­ell, Ni­cole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Ale­sha Dixon, stand­ing in for Sharon Os­bourne, are whipped into a frenzy.

Cow­ell tells the Price broth­ers in tonight’s episode: “Ev­ery so of­ten I sit in these au­di­tions and think... thank God we found peo­ple like you.”

Other per­form­ers that look set to make an im­pres­sion are sex­a­ge­nar­i­ans Ron­nie Parker and John Fitzsi­mons, who does his best with a David Bowie trib­ute, and 17-year-old Benji Matthews, who must bat­tle to over­come his nerves.

The X Fac­tor con­tin­ues tonight at 8pm on ITV.

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