X Factor 2017: Jordan Rabjohn auditions with original song 'Mexico'

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The X Factor 2017 auditions continued tonight as Jordan Rabjohn sang for the judges.

In the second round of try outs from the new series, we saw the 22-year-old perform for a place in bootcamp.

Jordan had the judges toe-tapping along when he performs his original song ‘Mexico’, even if it the track did seem to go on a bit.

Despite some dodgy jokes, the phone shop worker got those all-important four yeses from Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne.

You can watch his performance below…

The X Factor continues on ITV Saturday & Sunday nights at 8PM.

Another group of contestants who appeared this weekend with an original song were vocal group Rak-Su. They perform their track ‘I’m Feeling You’ for our Judging panel, leaving Nicole dancing in her seat.

The song is based on a true story about how one of the group met their girlfriend.

Rak-Su and Jordan are the first of what is expected to be many contestants who bring original songs to the auditions.

This year, acts are being actively encouraged to sing their own material.

“I think people want the most authentic experience possible and with that in mind this year Simon and the judges have been encouraging contestants to come with their original tracks,” host Dermot O’Leary said previously.

He explained: “I think that comes from a girl on America’s Got Talent who sang original songs all the way through the competition and won.

“It just goes to show that it can happen. So I’m all for it, I think it’s a really good idea. I think it’s important that the acts pick their own songs and then stand by whether they made the right decision.”

But Dermot warned going in with an original song was a risk.

He said: “That’s such a gamble to use an original track, especially in the early stage of the competition because you’re performing for an audience that have never heard the song before.

“It can go well. Or it can go really badly. If the song doesn’t connect, you’re in trouble. But what it does is encourage more originality. That’s something I have seen evolve on the show.”

The X Factor returns to ITV on Saturday 2nd September and Sunday 3rd September at 8pm.

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