X Factor 2016: Christian Burrows stuns with emotional original song

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Christian Burrows gave a heartbreaking performance on tonight's X Factor 2016 auditions with a self-penned song.

Christian is a 19 year-old VIP nightclub supervisor from Bolton where he shares a 3 bed terraced house with his big family.

While he loves his job, he said he would much rather be making music.

"This competition is everything to me," Christian explained. "If I was to make it big I'd put my family first, I'd put them in a massive house.

"This is what I want to be doing for the rest of my life, this is my chance and I'm going to take it with everything I've got."

Christian went on to perform John Denver's Take Me Home but after being stopped by Simon Cowell, instead opted for an original song, Thunder Buddy.

The track was about Christian's late bother and he revealed to the judges: "It's a song that means everything to me, only my mum's heard it."

After Simon said he didn't have to perform it, Christian replied: "I feel like I'm ready."

"Thank you for sharing that with us Christian," said Simon. "You've got a real talent, I think you're great with lyrics and I like you."

Nicole wept: "You wrote that second song and I was right there all the way and you got me, thank you for that."

"I think you bared your soul," added Louis.

Sharon commented: "Very beautiful soul I like you a lot, you're very pure in what you do, it has a great charm to it."

The X Factor 2016 auditions continue Sunday at 8PM on ITV and don't forget to catch the Xtra Factor LIVE at 9:30PM tonight on ITV2 with Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmondson.

Watch Christian's audition below...

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