Daniel Quick had a tough time in tonight’s X Factor 2017 bootcamp.
Tonight saw the final round of bootcamp arena auditions as acts performed for a place at the Six Chair Challenge at Wembley Arena.
Each had chosen their own song in a bid to wow the judges.
One of those to sing tonight was Daniel Quick, an 18-year-old student and supermarket worker from Bristol. He works at Iceland where everyone wants him to sing.
Daniel’s song of choice was Feeling Good but voice problems put his performance in jeopardy.
“I’ve had a bit of throat issues, it’s harder than I thought. But I’m going to push through it and hopefully give you a performance I can remember,” he said.
Unfortunately, the problems were too much for the judges to look after.
Simon Cowell delivered a devastating blow, telling Daniel he wouldn’t be going through to the six chair challenge.
Back at the first round of auditions, Daniel was supported by his family including his biggest fan, his mum.
But his pets – four dogs, a tortoise called Shelley, a ferret, a cockatiel and fifteen fish – were fortunately left safe at home.
“I’ve always loved doing singing and I just want to carry on doing it,” Daniel told the judges. “I’d rather not work in a retail job for the rest of my life.”
However, Daniel admitted to having never had any vocal training or experience singing in front of a big audience.
Facing Simon, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and guest judge Alesha Dixon at the auditions, Daniel performed Ellie Goulding’s version of Elton John’s Your Song.
“You do have a great voice,” said Alesha, “I think there is room for improvement for your vocal arrangement, that will come with experience.”
Simon meanwhile compared Daniel to his pet tortoise Shelley – but in a good way.
With four yeses, Daniel made this week’s bootcamp rounds.
The X Factor 2017 airs Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.