X Factor 2016: Christopher Peyton is so good, Nicole Scherzinger wants to HIT him?!

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Christopher Peyton impressed The X Factor 2016 judges in tonight's final auditions to make bootcap.

Peyton is a 46 year-old singer/songwriter living London, originally from Virginia, USA.

Peyton grew up singing gospel music in church in the States before moving to the UK 20 years ago.

"I want change, and I want more," he told the judges in this evening's sow, revealing he already works in the music industry.

After singing Ben Harper's I’ll Rise in the auditions room, Peyton was compared to Seal by Simon Cowell while Nicole Scherzinger, err, wanted to hit him in the face.

In a good way.

She said: "I'm about to hit you in the face that was so good, I just want to smack you. I think that performance was the most honest performance we've seen all day, I want to hit you I loved it so bad"

"Honestly, that is what you call an audition," added Simon.

"You bring such joy because you such an artist, I'm stunned by your performance in such a good way," commented Louis Walsh.

With a full set set of yeses, Peyton sailed through to bootcamp where you can watch him perform again tomorrow night.

For now, you can relive Peyton's audition from this evening's show below...

The X Factor continues Sunday night on ITV with a bumper bootcamp special at the earlier time of 7:30PM.

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