X Factor 2012 hopeful Kye Sones has described Cheryl Cole and Gary Barlow as the perfect team at judges' houses.
Kye will be seen performing for the pair at judges' homes this weekend, singing for a spot in the live shows.
Recalling his performance, Kye told heat magazine this week: “Cheryl sitting there just made it a hundred times better. She’s so calming."
But he admitted: "I don’t really remember what she said, but when I was performing she was nodding and smiling and there was a little sparkle in her eye, so it was just kind of vibing against that. She made everyone feel so much more at ease."
And on mentor, Take That star Gary Barlow, Kye added: "Gary is an absolute legend. He was perfect.
"I think when you’ve had someone like Gary there you want to do even better, because you don’t want to let him down when he’s put you through from bootcamp. It was real kind of make-or-break thing."
Kye continued: “The dynamic between Gary and Cheryl was perfect, it was absolutely perfect. I hope down the line she ends up doing more with Gary and the show, because they seemed to have a really good working relationship and it looks like they don’t even have to say anything, quite a few times when I was singing they would just look at each other and nod and it just seemed like they already knew what each other were thinking. There’s definitely a really strong bond there.”
The X Factor 2012 judges' houses air this weekend on Saturday and Sunday on ITV1.
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