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X Factor exit for Only The Young

The dream is over for the time being - Carlisle singer Mikey Bromley and his band 'Only the Young' were voted out of the X Factor at the weekend. But his parents say we haven't seen the last of him.

The group were the first of a double elimination on Saturday. Hannah McNulty caught up with his parents back at home.

Only The Young - the king of the swingers

Only The Young performed 'I Wanna Be Like You' from the 1967 film, The Jungle Book. Credit: PA

Carlisle's Mikey Bromley has survived another week in the X Factor.

The singer and his group, Only the Young, faced a nervous wait. They were the last act to be told they had been saved by the public vote which meant they avoided the sing off.

The group performed 'I Wanna Be Like You', from The Jungle Book, on Saturday night's show.

Watch their performance here.

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X Factor singer supported by proud Carlisle parents

A singer from Carlisle has reached the fifth week of X Factor with the band 'Only The Young'.

Mikey Bromley is in a group of four who are competing for the top.

Mikey's parents, Angela and Martin also from Carlisle are looking forward to heading off to the capital to see their son perform. Kim Inglis has been to meet them.

Carlisle singer reaches 5th week of X Factor

'Only the Young' sang the popular 'Monster Mash' Halloween song during the Halloween themed episode of X Factor Credit: ITV

It's week 5 of the live shows on ITV's X Factor and Carlisle singer and band member Mikey Bromley is still competing for the title with Only The Young.

Support for the four strong group is growing all the time though they will be hoping to stay out of the bottom two this week.

Mikey's parents, Angela and Martin Russell-Bromley from Carlisle are looking forward to heading off to the capital once again to see their son perform. They say they've been overwhelmed by the support from people in the city and further afield.

Mikey is coping well with a busy schedule and finding time to let them know what he's up to.

Mikey Bromley, from Carlisle, is in the fifth week of X Factor Credit: ITV


Primary school gets the X Factor

X factor finalist District 3 at Victoria Junior school, Workington. Credit: ITV news

X Factor finalists District 3 have performed for pupils at a primary school in Cumbria after they won a singing competition.

Victoria Junior School in Workington came first in a county-wide 'Sing to Win' contest.

Pupils watch performance by X factor finalist District 3. Credit: ITV news

The runners up to this competition were Newbarns Primary and Yarlside Nursery and Primary Schools.

The three schools will all receive copies of their individual CDs, which they can sell on to family and friends to raise money for either their school or a charity.

The aim of the exercise is for the songs produced by the schools to have a positive influence and increase the amount of children who walk, cycle or scoot to school.

Pupils at Victoria Junior school dance along to District 3. Credit: ITV news
District 3 perform songs for competition-winning Victoria Junior school. Credit: ITV news

Extended interview: X Factor's James Arthur wows home crowd

X Factor finalist James Arthur thrilled hundreds of fans as he returned home to Teesside in style for his homecoming show.

The 24-year-old visited the local pub in Saltburn where he sang while struggling to make it, before going to Middlesbrough to prepare for his gig at 8pm tonight, December 4.

Watch his extended interview here:

Get more on James Arthur on the ITV Tyne Tees website.

You can also get the latest on the X Factor here.