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Chard singer part of boyband Kingsland Road tipped to win X Factor
12:00pm Saturday 19th October 2013 in News
A SINGER from Chard is part of a boy band tipped to win one of Britain’s largest reality television programmes...the X Factor.
Matt Cahill, 25, is among the five-piece boy band Kingsland Road who remain one of the favourites to win the competition and scoop a multi-million pound record contract.
Former Holyrood Academy student Matt started with the band when he shared a flat in East London with fellow members Josh, Connor, Thompson and Jay.
After storming through the auditions and judge houses stage, Matt, the oldest member of the band, is now performing to millions of viewers on a Saturday night.
Speaking about his mentor, Take That star Gary Barlow, Matt said: “As Gary’s our judge as well, it brings home even more how much of an inspiration Take That are because he’s right in front of us.”
In Saturday's 1980s extravaganza, the band wowed judges with their version on Wham hit I'm Your Man.
Judge Sharon Osbourne said they created a ‘great atmosphere’, while Louis Walsh said: ‘that really worked’.
Nicole Scherzinger said she was ‘very impressed’, and Gary Barlow added that ‘there’s nothing out there like you at the moment’.
There was also praise online from former Westlife singer Bryan McFadden, as well as from Herefordshire singer Ellie Goulding.
The band said their experience of the show so far has been ‘overwhelming’.
They added: “All we’ve wanted to do from the start of the competition is do performances that people will remember.
“We’re looking forward to choreography and slick moves and putting on a real show. We were so overwhelmed by everything – the lights, the whole thing.”
The boys are up against ten other acts, after the first performer was voted off in Sunday night’s show.
The show continues every weekend until mid-December when one act will be voted the winner by viewers, with the chance to achieve a Christmas number one.
The group could have a strong chance of following in the footsteps of former X Factor competitors One Direction.
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