Belfast Telegraph

Stars help out in X Factor audition

One would-be singing star gets a bit of help from Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow when they help out with backing vocals on his audition on The X Factor.

Salesman Colin Stacey brings in a picture of his cat Patch to help him through the singing test and tells the panel the animal is his biggest fan and "loves my singing".

His rendition of Adele's hit Someone Like You ends up with the Take That star and the former Pussycat Doll joining in, with Nicole telling the 45-year-old from south east London: "Did you hear us? We were trying to help you."

Another contestant, part-time DJ Thomas Feeley, brought in some feedback forms for judges to fill in about his performance.

The 54-year-old from Leeds, who performed Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder, told Louis Walsh that most of his audiences give him "10 out of 10", but the idea did not catch on with Gary.

He said: "That would scare me, doing them at my concerts. 'Did you like the concert?', 'No'."

Another act who caught the judge's attention was Devon teenager Barclay Beales, who yodelled his way his performance.

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