Ulster X-Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg continued his success story by once again making it through to the next round of the talent show.
The 16-year-old Dungiven lad wowed the judges and audience alike with his version of Nat King Cole’s hit L-O-V-E.
Eoghan’s mentor Simon Cowell told him: “I don't know what's gone into your water because you've completely changed. It was your confidence and the way you made it your own version.
“At 16-years-old to command the stage, the band — your best performance by a clear mile so far.”
Fellow judge Louis Walsh told the schoolboy: “You can sing and you can dance. You're the one to beat in the competition.”
And Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole said: “Today I thought wow, I was really impressed. I've never heard you sing that powerful before.”
However, there was bad news for fellow competitor Scott Bruton, who became the third act to be voted off the X Factor.
The former Bluecoat struggled to contain his emotions as he learned that his last-ditch attempt to impress with a ballad had failed.
In the Big Band-themed show he was among the remaining 10 finalists singing live in front of the judges and studio audience.
But the 19-year-old was forced to compete against Daniel Evans after both singers picked up the fewest votes in the public phone-in ballot.
It was the older man Evans' emotional effort which won the judges' favour, with a choked Walsh telling him: “One person sang every word like he actually meant it. I'm going to have to send home Scott.”
Simon Cowell, Bruton's mentor, was the only one of the judges to give him his vote.
X Factor finalists (2008) - Hero