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08th Sep 2018

Looks like there’s some good news for Galway singer Brendan Murray on the X Factor

Keeley Ryan

He wowed the crowds last weekend.

And it looks like Irish X Factor hopeful Brendan Murray has struck the right note in the competition – as he reportedly makes it to the judges houses.

Last week, fans of the reality TV singing competition saw the former Eurovision hopeful take to the stage twice – ultimately wowing the judges with his rendition of Kate Bush’s This Woman’s Work. 

He was sent through to the bootcamp stage of the competition – but since the filming is done months and months in advance, new reports have hinted the singer could be getting very far in the competition.

The Irish Sun report that the Galway singer gets a coveted seat in the Six Chair Challenge – which would mean he’s bound for the judges houses.

The Six Chair challenge sees X Factor hopefuls perform individually in front of the panel of judges (as well as a live audience) at Wembley Arena. Each one of the categories is then cut down to just six contestants.

Each one of the mentors then has to decide if the singer should get one of the six spots – but it gets particularly tricky when all the spots are filled and the judge has to choose who to swap out.

Brendan, who represented Ireland in the 2017 Eurovision, is said to have given”it his all for the Six Chair Challenge”.

A source told the publication:

“Brendan has had so many false starts and disappointments but the X Factor is really coming good for him. He could be Number One for Christmas.”

If he makes it through the judges houses, he would be joining this year’s live shows.

  • The X Factor audition stages continue on Virgin Media One at 8:30pm tonight