X Factor 2017: Eurovision's Slavko auditions after being invited by Louis Walsh

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Montenegro’s Eurovision hopeful Slavko Kalezić auditioned for The X Factor UK tonight.

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.

It turns out that Slavko had already got one sure fire yes from of the judges, revealing that he was invited onto the show by Louis Walsh.

Louis explained in tonight’s episode: “We met in the Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest. I was there with an artist and Slavko was representing Montenegro I saw him backstage and I said you should do X Factor.”

Slavko told the other judges: “I came all over from Montenegro special for UK X Factor. Montenegro is small country. I live in small village beautiful with mountains, sea, coast.
Louis Walsh is my favourite judge. He’s so lovely.”


Slavko says he’s “born for showbiz” and wants to spread his talent across the world.

“I’m ready for the judges and I feel they’re ready for me,” he concluded before singing Beyoncé’s End Of Time

“I can honestly say I’ve never seen or heard anything like that,” Simon Cowell reacted.

With three yeses, Slavko is through to bootcamp.

Louis Walsh (X Factor 2017)

You can watch Slavko’s audition on The X Factor UK above.


Other acts tonight included Spencer Sutherland, a 24-year-old singer from Ohio, USA, and runner up of The Voice of the Philippines’ Alisah Bonaobra, who had flown in from Manila, Philippines.

The X Factor airs Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.

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