Clevedon X Factor star George Shelley sees his band go through
CLEVEDON'S very own X Factor star George Shelley did enough at the weekend to ensure his band Union J made it through to next week's show.
Former Weston College student George and his bandmates performed a medley of former X Factor winner Leona Lewis's Bleeding Love mixed with Nelly Furtado's Broken Strings for the TV talent show's "love and heartbreak" week.
And their performance impressed the judges, with their mentor Louis Walsh telling them: "You look like a pop group and bring something to the show – excitement.
"You could be the next big boy band in the UK if you work hard."
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Judge Tulisa said: "That was much better than last week, a much better song choice and most importantly, I could hear the vocals.
"You have a lot of potential to do well in this competition and you have a strong female following."
Head judge Gary Barlow had previously criticised the band's mentor Louis Walsh last week for his song choice – Queen's Don't Stop Me Now – for the band.
Gary said: "That was a total transformation from last week.
"Louis really let you down last week. Well done tonight."
Pussycat Doll and judge Nicole Scherzinger praised the boys performance and said: "I hate to be the one to break it to you, but you got everything right this week.
"If you keep going on performing like this you will be selling out the O2 (arena)."
George said in an interview before their performance that the band had watched a recording of their performance last week, when they sang the Queen number, and it had been "work, work, work" running up to the second live show.
Forty-four-year-old Melanie Masson became the second act to leave the competition this year after she was placed in the bottom two alongside District3. With the judges failing to make a decision, at deadlock it was revealed she had polled the fewest votes.