X Factor 2016: Yes Lad want to be as big as One Direction

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X Factor stars Yes Lad are hoping to repeat the success of One Direction on this year's show.

Made up of Joel, Cian, Sonny, Lewis and Luke and aged 19-21, Yes Lad are from all around of the North West.

The group won over the judges with a cover of Justin Timberlake's Can’t Stop The Feeling at the weekend's first auditions, getting all yeses from the panel.

Louis Walsh said: "Really good audition, great song audition, you could be really good."

Now they're through to bootcamp and the ambitious guys hope they'll match the success of One Direction, without just being another One Direction.

"We'd love to be massively successful and sell loads of albums and have really big shows. But we don't want to be like anyone else who's already been. We wanna be Yes Lad," the guys said this week.

They added: "There's not been a big Northern band of all Northern members come out for a good while so we thought we'd give it a bash, lad!"

Chatting to the official X Factor website at ITV.com, Yes Lad went on: "We don't want to be a carbon copy, but we'd like to emulate the success of One Direction. They were massive.

"We're all Northern working class lads. Like, in One Direction they picked five lads from each corner of England, whereas we're all from the same little pot."

The X Factor continues Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.

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