X Factor 2014: Andrea Faustini has already won Italian talent show

Andrea Faustini

X Factor's Andrea Faustini has already won an Italian talent show, it's been revealed.

The 20-year-old pug fan wowed the judges as he belted out Who's Loving You for his Room Audition.

Andrea had flown to the UK especially to sing for the likes of Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Mel B in hopes of letting his singing reach a wider audience.

After Andrea's audition, Cheryl said: “You’re the biggest example of not judging a book by its cover.”

And even Simon gushed: “This is just the beginning of what you could be.”

But X Factor isn't Andrea's first shot at fame having won Italian's live TV show I’ll Leave You A Song back in 2008.

He won the series and released a 'winner's single' For Me And For You.

A spokesman for The X Factor confirmed: “When he was just 14, Andrea was a contestant in an Italian entertainment show called Ti Lascio Una Canzone.

“The show released a compilation album off the back of this. This includes one song performed by Andrea.”

The X Factor airs Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.

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