How X Factor's Garry Greig was originally lined up for One Direction

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Garry Greig has revealed how he was almost a Scottish member of One Direction.

Last night we saw Garry, a 23 year-old window fabricator from Fauldhouse, in Scotland, wow judges in the final round of auditions.

He told cameras that he currently gets up at 6AM for 12 hour shifts and fits in music around his job.

But this wasn't his first time on The X Factor, almost making it into One Direction back in 2010.

Garry told the Daily Record he was shortlisted for the group, which was put together at bootcamp, but missed out on making it into the final five.

He revealed: “I was gutted to miss out on being in One Direction . I was devastated. They became huge and I had to take it in my stride and bounce back. The guys are great but it was heartbreaking watching their rise to fame knowing it could have been me.”

Garry added: “I got to meet the five of them and got quite personal with them. They are nice guys.

“I was speaking away to Niall on Facebook during the 2010 show but their Facebook changed when they got big and successful and I lost touch.”

Returning to The X Factor for a second time and describing himself as the "Scottish Marvin Gaye", Garry said in Saturday's show: "I want to just sing."

Singing classic track Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder, could this be the start of a big change for Garry?

Well he certainly left an impression on the judges.

"Scotland's got soul," declared Simon Cowell, "I heard something in you, honestly, I think you've got a really good voice, a REALLY good voice. I love this old school soul, retro, with the right songs you could make an impact with that voice."

Nicole Scherzinger added: "I just love your energy that you came with, you got us involved and it just felt really good."

With Louis Walsh in agreement it was three out of three yeses for Garry, with Sharon Osbourne away in LA.

You can watch Garry's audition 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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