Family group ATTY brought a bit of Gospel to The X Factor’s final auditions tonight.
This evening saw Simon Cowell, Ayda Williams, Robbie Williams and Louis Tomlinson take up their seats for the last day of try outs.
One of the acts we met were ATTY, a group aged 27 to 31 from Birmingham.
ATTY are a family gospel group made up of a husband and wife duo Jackie and Reece together with his sister Leoli and cousin Davinya.
“My wife is a beautiful is singer, my sister and my cousin are beautiful singers, we always knew we had talent so it kinda fell into place,” said Reese.
“What makes us different is that we are together as a family,” they said, “This is our chance to get out there and show what ATTY are about. We’re really looking forward to performing in front of the judges.”
“We believe gospel is a message and not a sound,” they told the judges on stage, “We’re hoping to touch some hearts today.”
The group sang Shawn Mendes’ Mercy – and with four yeses they got through to the next round.
Other acts going before the panel this evening included Thomas Pound, a 20 year old cleaner and drag Queen from South Wales. Performing a pair of Tina Turner hits, he first sings as himself and then as drag alter-ego Lady Frieda Wilde.
Chloe Jane McAllister, a 18 year old from Northern Ireland, splits the judges with her cover of Jessie Ware’s Say You Love Me before Blaise Duncan, a 16 year old student from Derby, sings Enrique Iglesias’ Baliando.
Following the last of the auditions, the successful acts will face the new judges’ deliberation where they’ll discover if they’ve made the cut to the Six Chair Challenge.
And after that, the judges and contestants will find who is mentoring which category this year.
The X Factor 2018 airs Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.