A pair of Irish brothers are among the frontrunners in this year’s X Factor after their stunning audition had Simon Cowell saying: “I don’t want to change a single thing from what I saw and heard today!”
Sean, 17, and Conor, 15, Price come from Blessington, Co Wicklow, and performed their own version of ‘All Along the Watchtower’ – the Bob Dylan song that was made famous by Jimi Hendrix.
As they stepped up to perform Sean explained: “It’s an old song and we think we can modernise it and bring a bit of youth and energy to the song.”
They definitely made the song their own and blew the judges away, with Conor’s soulful voice and Sean’s rapping and guitar skills.
Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger told Conor his voice is “amazing” before summarising with the phrase: “Awesome, chawsome, blawsome!”
Louis Walsh was equally impressed, telling the boys the “ticked every box” and Alesha Dixon told Sean and Conor they “lit up the room”.
Finally, Simon Cowell praised Sean and Conor, telling them: “Every so often I sit in one of these auditions and I think ‘thank God we found people like you’.”
Unsurprisingly, the brothers received their ‘four yesses’ from the judges and now progress to the next phase of the competition.
Sean and Conor have come a long way from singing in their room back home in Blessington. They made the step to busking on the streets of Dublin when Sean was just 13 and Conor only 11.
As their confidence grew, they decided to have a go at the X Factor and now look destined to get to the live finals later in the year.
Here is their audition video from the X Factor.