X Factor 2012 judges split over Joseph Whelan after bootcamp performance

Joseph Whelan (X Factor 2012)

Joseph Whelan leaves the judges unsure on The X Factor 2012 tonight.

The dad of one says before his make or break performance: "For me this is make or break. I’ve got so much riding on it, I’m not just doing this for me, I’m doing it for my son to give him a better life so I really don’t want to let him down.

"If I had to go back to work on Monday it would destroy me inside. Having a taste of all this is amazing and going back to selling tools on a Monday morning wouldn’t be what I would want to do at all. I really think that this is my time, now is the time to do it. I don’t want to do it next year, or the year after, I want to do it now."

On stage and Joseph tells the judges: "Watching the show through the years, everyone’s been crying out for a good rock singer not just a middle of the road one and I really think I’m the man for that."

Joseph gets a standing ovation from the crowd, but the judges aren't completely convinced.

"He’s a hottie, I like him," Tulisa says. "He sang well, he plays good guitar and he’s cute. Hes quite classic, he’s got that classic rock voice"

But Nicole is unsure, saying: "He looks like he would be a friend of mine and we’d all be hanging around the camp fire and passing around the guitar and singing. Is he a star?"

Contemplating his fate backstage, Joseph says: "I hope it’s good news because If not I’d probably break down, it would destroy me if I’m not through"

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