X Factor 2013: Ten piece OAP group make bootcamp

Nicole Scherzinger (X Factor 2013)

A group of OAPs have made it through to the X Factor 2013 bootcamp, with one member aged 94.

Ten piece vocal group The Nostalgics performed Katy Perry’s Firework at this week's auditions at Wembley Arena.

One member played the organ on stage while the others sung for the panel, and 3,000 strong audience, to sail through to the next stage.

Louis Walsh told them: “It is great to see you all sing in harmony. It is fantastic. I loved the song and the sound. I loved everything about it.”

But bosses are reportedly worried about how the group will cope with bootcamp next week, especially after one member had surgery to fit a pacemaker just days before the audition.

“It’s incredible The Nostalgics got through to boot camp although they’ll be in for a culture shock," a source said. “That stage of the competition is traditionally the most rowdy and raucous, with all-night boozing, music and bed-hopping.

“The producers might have to put The Nostalgics into a different part of the hotel. Having said that, if their audition is anything to go by, they may well want to get involved in the action and have a good time."

The insider added to The Sun newspaper: “They could go really far in the competition as bands have traditionally done very well.

“That said, you can’t really compare them to 1D.”

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