26-year-old unemployed Robbie Hance wows The X Factor judges on tonight's final audition show.
Speaking before his audition, he tells the judges: "[I've been performing] Since I was a kid, I stand in the middle of the street and I sing, it’s the every second thought you know?"
And he reveals: "My current status at the moment is I am homeless."
He explains: "I’ve been homeless for about 6 years on and off. 2 nights out of every fortnight like I’ll stay somewhere like a friend’s house or something but the rest of the time I’m kicking out on the street. I sleep in doorways, alleyways just trying to keep dry.
"As a child I felt like I was a big burden on people, I grew up in a single mother family, she had three jobs that she used to work every week, it took its toll on her so I was put into care at 13 years old. I never really gelled with any of the families or the people that I got put with so it’s easier for me to shut myself away and just put my brain into things I love to do. I have always sung, I don’t think there is anything else in my life that I do with such passion. This competition is obviously a big thing, it could add the element of security, it could change my life, definitely.
Robbie performs Coconut Skins by Damien Rice for the panel.
Tulisa raves: "Robbie, I am really glad that you came today. You look like someone that has been lost for a while and you lost confidence in your skill and I think you need to realise the potential you have and how good you are."
Louis Walsh adds: "Robbie I think you are a very talented guy but I don’t think you have had a break in life and I think you absolutely deserve that."
The X Factor 2012 airs at 8PM tonight on ITV1.
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