X Factor 2016: Niall Sexton gives the judges a "class" audition

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Niall Sexton impresses The X Factor 2016 judges on tonight's show as auditions hit Ireland.

Niall is a 22 year-old barman from Londonderry, Northern Ireland where he lives in a small town surrounded by fields full of cows.

"At the moment I live with my brothers and my mum, we're a very close knit family and they're very supportive of my music," says Niall, who adds "My mum's my biggest fan."

Ahead of his audition, Niall admits: "Walking into the room in front of such amazing judges is mind blowing but I'm so excited to sing."

After Niall performs Sarah Bareilles' Gravity at his audition, Simon Cowell brands the Northern Irish youngster "class".

Nicole Scherzinger adds: "I felt every single word from you and I just love you," but Sharon Osbourne reckons he needs a "little help".

Another hopeful from Northern Ireland to look for on tonight's show is Conor McGinty.

Conor is a 21 year-old Boots photographic assistant from Derry who has brought his biggest fans along to watch his audition.

"They're really excited, my mum, dad and girlfriend are outside waiting," he says.

Singing A Great Big World's Say Something, Conor's mum is left welling up as she watches on with Dermot O'Leary outside the judges room.

Inside and Simon Cowell concludes after the powerful performance: "It was your song."

 CONOR MCGINTY on The X Factor
CONOR MCGINTY on The X Factor

But what will the other judges have to say?

The X Factor 2016 auditions air Saturday night from 8:15PM and return Sunday at 8PM.

And don't forget all new Xtra Factor LIVE which airs straight after on ITV2, hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmondson.

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