X Factor 2017: The Cutkelvins impress the judges - and you may recognise one of them

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The Cutkelvins impressed on The X Factor 2017 tonight as auditions continued.

Made up of Jay (24), Shereen (20) and Kay (23) Cutkelvin, The Cutkelvins are brothers and sister from Lanark, Scotland.


"We've come from a big family of six kids. Our dad was a singer so he's our main influence," the trio explained.

Shereen may be a familiar face to some, having previously been a part of girl group Neon Jungle.

The four piece enjoyed success in 2014 with two top ten singles and a top 10 album before splitting in 2015.

"We decided to do our own thing," said Shereen of leaving the group. "What's different with this band is we're bothers and sisters. We have that instant connection right there anyway.

"This is actually the first year we've been singing as a three piece," the group went on to reveal, "Fingers crossed it goes well!"


Chatting to the judges, the siblings admitted to often fighting with Shereen quipping: "I win!"

When it came to their actual audition, The Cutkelvins performed Beyonce's Runnin’ (Lose It All) feat. Naughty Boy.

"I just love everything about this group," raved Louis Walsh.

Sharon Osbourne then singles out Shereen and her "incredible voice", remarking: "You're probably not going to like what I say, but you should be more up front than the guys... you should be the main thing."

Nicole Scherzinger agreed: "I'm kind of in love with you, Shereen, I can't take my eyes off of you."

The Cutkelvins made it through to the next round of the competition as a trio with four yeses.

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Other acts on tonight's show included Bukky Shittu who got flirty with Simon and Harrison Styles whose name required a double take.


We also met a number of contestants who have flown in from afar: There's boyband trio JBK from the Philippines, Elysa from Australia and Deanna from Anguilla, a British colony in the Caribbean.

The X Factor 2017 continues Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.

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