X Factor 2011: Jonjo Kerr vows to win show for fallen Army pals

Jonjo Kerr X Factor 2011

X Factor 2011 hopeful Jonjo Kerr has vowed to win the show for Army pals who died in Afghanistan. The solider is one of Louis Walsh's four hopefuls in the Overs category, having been selected on Sunday's show alongside Kitty Brucknell, Sami Brookes and Johnny Robinson.

The dad of two had originally wowed the judges with his performance of Stereophonics hit Handbags and Gladrags, after he finally got the words right.

The 28-year-old said: “I’ve lost friends in the Army, a couple of them in Afghanistan. I desperately want to win for them.

“Our troop is due to go there in the New Year but if I’m put through the plans would completely change. All the lads are behind me.

“I was pulled to one side by one of the COs who said I should go on X Factor and if I needed some time off to do it then that wouldn’t be a problem.”

And Jonjo admitted that singing for the judges on the show was more terrifying than fighting the Taliban!

He said: “It’s fair to say that I’m more scared when in front of the judges than I am of going to Afghanistan, because I have trained for Afghanistan.

“I only really sang before at really small things, with family or friends for a laugh.”

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