21-year-old Irish contestant gets the golden buzzer on The X-Factor 1 year ago

21-year-old Irish contestant gets the golden buzzer on The X-Factor

He goes straight through to the judge's houses.

21-year-old Brendan Murray has received Louis Tomlinson's first safe seat, meaning he skips the perilous dangers of the Six Seat Challenge, and goes straight to the judge's houses.

Brendan was formerly the lead singer of boyband Hometown, and has also represented Ireland for the Eurovision Song Contest, but having performed during the opening round of this year's X-Factor, he immediately returned to his plumbing job in Galway.

For Sunday night's episode, Brendan sang a cover of 'Everybody Hurts', which led to Simon Cowell telling him that he was in a completely different league to everyone else in the competition.

Prior to the announcement of him making it to the next round, Brendan told Independent.ie that "When I watched in on telly before and somebody would take someone’s seat I’d be like, 'Oh, he lost his seat' but when you’re in that situation you have a different mindset.

"It’s as cut-throat as you see on telly. It can be taken away so quickly. They can build you up and then just chop you down. It’s very stressful."

Watch his full performance right here:

Clip via The X Factor UK