X Factor 2017: Montenegro's Eurovision hopeful Slavko Kalezić auditions for the show

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Montenegro's Eurovsion hopeful Slavko Kalezić has auditioned for The X Factor this year.

The 31-year-old singer represented Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song Space but failed to qualify for the final.


Before Eurovision, Slavko took part in the Serbian version of The X Factor back in 2013 where he progressed as far as the judges' houses stage.

Now he's taking his chances on The X Factor here in the UK, no doubt hoping to enjoy similar success as Finland's former Eurovision hopeful Saara Aalto who finished as runner up in 2016.

According to audience members at this year's bootcamp, Slavko impressed judges Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh but it remains to be seen how much further he'll get in the competition.

A first trailer for the new series of X Factor released last week features Slavko's original room adition.

The short 20 second spot aired during the Love Island final on Monday night and sees the judges at the room auditions, with Dermot O'Leary watching on from the sidelines.


And they're all very shocked by Slavko's unique hair whipping performance.

Right now The X Factor is currently filming the six chair challenge stages.

As always, the mentor of each category will have all the power to decide who gets a 'seat' at judges' houses.

Once all six seats are full, the mentor in charge must then decide who to swap and replace in the seats if they want to take any further acts through.

Only those who are left sitting at the end will make it through to judges' houses.


If Slavko makes it through bootcamp he'll be mentored by Nicole in the Overs category.


The X Factor will air on ITV in the summer.

No exact start date has been confirmed just yet but typically the show launches at the end of August.

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