X Factor 2016: "Class" Niall Sexton makes a big impression on the judges

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Niall Sexton impressed 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," said Niall on the show this evening.

He added: "My mum's my biggest fan."

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

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

"You have a beautiful voice, I think you've got real class," the music mogul said.

Nicole Scherzinger added: "I felt every single word from you and I just love you,"

Sharon Osbourne said that Niall has a "beautiful voice" but could do with a "little help".

With a full set of four yeses, Niall sailed through to bootcamp.

The X Factor 2016 auditions return Sunday night at 8PM on ITV.

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

Did you rate Niall? You can watch his audition again in the video below...

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