Will Brendan Murray claim the big prize?
Brendan Murray from Co Galway has made it to the semi-finals of the UK talent competition show X-Factor.
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It was revealed on November 17th's live show that Murray would be joining six other contestants on the second-to-last live show for this season.
Murray shared his thrill on Twitter and thanked his fans:
WE’RE IN THE SEMI FINALS!!! ❌ THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED! YOUR ALL LEGENDS!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ @TheXFactor @AntArtist89 pic.twitter.com/iX9gXH9H14— Brendan Murray (@brendan_m96) November 18, 2018
4 months ago I auditioned for the X factor, Next weekend I’m the semi final! Thank you so much to everyone for believing in me and supporting me!— Brendan Murray (@brendan_m96) November 19, 2018
I’m delighted to be where I am ❤️❤️ @TheXFactor pic.twitter.com/J7RuwlAdzu
On X-Factor, Murray is part of former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson’s team. Tomlinson and the rest of One Direction, including Irish man Niall Horan, came in third during the 2010 season of X-Factor. The boyband later shot to worldwide fame.
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Murray hails from Tuam in Galway and is no stranger to live performances. He represented Ireland during the 2017 Eurovision contest, and he was also a member of the Irish boyband Hometown.
Murray’s most recent performance on X-Factor was a cover of Great Big World’s smash hit ‘Say Something.’:
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