Olly Murs has confessed he was “devastated” when his close friend and former bandmate Jon Goodey didn’t get past his audition on “The X Factor”.
The pair used to perform as the Small Town Blaggers, and father-of-one Goodey applied for the show to follow in the footsteps of Murs, who found fame after finishing as runner-up in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009.
“There’s a reason you’re not in a group now”, Simon added, before the judges delivered four nos to the IT salesman.
It wasn’t quite the story for poor Jon – whose nerves got the better of him, and who was told by Rita: ‘You’re lacking that star quality presence you need to be a performer’. “But you can sing”.
Simon and Cheryl both seemed to be pretty happy with the new line-up too, with the head judge admitting that “normally I’m on the phone to Louis within three hours” of new judges taking their seats on the panel.
“I was devastated. It was disgusting”.
Tom Davies announced he wants “to be the male version of Cheryl” and got through with a performance of a Justin Bieber song called As Long As You Love Me that had “some serious conviction”, said Cheryl.
“They left to go side of stage for Mumfords & Sons’ headline slot and then went to watch Limp Bizkit in the crowd before leaving the site”.
X FACTOR host Caroline Flack drowned her sorrows at Reading Festival last night after her midweek heartache of seeing ex-boyfriend Jack Street with another woman. That was an incredible performance.
‘I really thought he deserved to get a break!
Joining 4th Power at Boot Camp are Lauren Murray, Jennifer Phillips, Tom Davies, Tom Bleasby, Mason Noise, Susan Pryce, Dani Clay and Louisa Johnson.
The second episode of The X Factor will air at 8pm on Sunday.