X Factor 2012: Robbie Hance impresses with 'Coconut Skins' (VIDEO)

Robbie Hance (X Factor 2012)

Homeless Robbie Hance wowed the X Factor judges on the final X Factor 2012 auditions tonight.

The unemployed 26-year-old from London shocked judges before performing by revealing: "My current status at the moment is I am homeless."

He explained: "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 performed Coconut Skins by Damien Rice for the panel at the try outs in London.

"Robbie, I am really glad that you came today," Tulisa told him. "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 added: "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.

"Robbie I think you are talented and I’m going to give you a chance and I’m going to say yes."

Gary commented: "Robbie I think you have got lots of talent and absolutely zero confidence and that is the only thing to work on in my perspective.

Guest judge Rita told the other judges: "If you give him time, give him space and give him some of your knowledge, I think he will come back with a bang."

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