X Factor 2017: ITG brothers Alex and Leon get a tough time from the judges

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Another pair of brothers auditioned for The X Factor 2017 tonight.

In The Genetics – aka ITG – are made up of brothers Alex (18) and Leon (22) who are hotel singers from Norwich, where they perform alongside their mum and nan.

“We’ve always had a musical family, mum sings, nan sings, we’ve always sung and our family really pushed us so we’ve decided to have a go,” said the pair in this evening’s episode.

They currently work and perform at a hotel in Yarmouth where they typically sing for an audience of OAPs.

After singing Ed Sheeran’s Don’t, the judges weren’t completely convinced.

Louis Walsh commented: “I didn’t really love the song, it didn’t really show off your voices and I think singing in the hotel you’ve fallen into bad habits.”

Simon Cowell added: “Obviously you’re brothers and there’s that connection, I just don’t think you know where you should be going.

“I’m looking at your song list and you’ve got Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, I don’t think you should be singing things like that.”

And Nicole Scherzinger remarked that she wanted to see more confidence from the lads.

Simon gave the pair a no but thanks to yeses from the other judges, ITG are through to bootcamp.

You can watch their audition in the video above.

More hopefuls tonight included Spencer Sutherland, a 24-year-old singer from Ohio, USA who was out of his home country for the first time for The X Factor, and model Brad Howard who caught the eye of Nicole Scherzinger as he stepped into the audition room.

We also met Montenegro’s former Eurovision entry Slavko and runner up of The Voice of the Philippines’ Alisah Bonaobra, who had flown in from Manila, Philippines.

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

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