Irish Eurovision 2017 singer Brendan Murray has been competing in the 15th series of the UK version of X-Factor. The second week of live shows and the singer found himself in the bottom three.The theme was Guilty Pleasures this week and the fourteen remaining acts took to the stage on Saturday night to perform hits from the likes of Elton John, Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears.
One of the more bizarre choices of the night was Brendan Murray’s rendition of Cher’s 1998 hit ‘Believe’.
The gamble did not pay off as he landed himself in the bottom three. Immediately eliminated was Janice Robinson who came last in the public vote for her cover of ‘Show Me Love’. This left LMA choir and Murray to fight it out in the sing off.
The band sang Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ while Brendan sang Radiohead’s ‘High and Dry’.
Brendan was saved by his mentor Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell, while Robbie Williams saved his own act LMA Choir. The remaining judge Ayda Field was the last left to vote and she chose to bring it to deadlock.
The tie meant it went to the public vote again to decide and as Brendan received more votes he got to stay.
Brendan has been one of the favourites to win the competition but he his chances have plummeted following this week’s result.
X-Factor continues next week with a Fright Night theme. Will Brendan be in the bottom again or will he be able to turn it around?