X Factor's Brendan Murray was Ireland's 2017 Eurovision hopeful – and he knows Louis Walsh

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X Factor's Brendan Murray was Ireland's 2017 Eurovision hopeful â€" and he knows Louis Walsh

The X Factor viewers will meet 21-year-old Irish plumber Brendan Murray on Sunday night’s episode â€" but eagle-eyed fans who are also keen Eurovision fans may recognise the youngster as he was Ireland’s 2017 hopeful.

Brendan, from Galway, Ireland takes to the X Factor stage on Sunday to sing Ella Eyre’s version of the hit song We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off but he is sadly told by Simon Cowell that he picked the wrong song.

‘You have an impossibly perfect pop voice,’ adds Robbie Williams â€" and so Simon allows Brendan to perform a second song.

However this isn’t Brendan first â€" or even second â€" attempt a t pop stardom, as he appeared in the second semi-finals in Kiev in 2017 with the ballad Dying To Try.

He sadly missed out on his bid to make the Grand Final, finishing 13th in his heat with 86 points.

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He was also previously a member of the Irish boyband Hometown â€" who were managed by former X Factor judge Louis Walsh â€" who scored two number one singles, Where I Belong and Cry For Help, in their home country.

Will it be third time lucky for the Irish singing hopeful?

The X Factor continues next Saturday on ITV at 8pm.

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Source: Google News Ireland | Netizen 24 Ireland

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