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Weston-super-Mare Pier gets the X Factor

This week Weston-super-Mare was visited by boy band, Overload. The boys wowed the X Factor judges with their performance at the weekend.

The young five-piece are one of the favourites to make it through to the live finals. They have embarked on a tour of the country to try and show off what they can do.

The band is aged between 17 and 20. Ollie Garland, who comes from Bristol, says the band were ecstatic to have received positive comments from Simon Cowell - but need to assure him they are not trying to copy anyone else.

Ollie, along with other band mates Joey, Andy, Jordi and Ryan, got a standing ovation from the audience in last week's episode. Mel B even said they are the best boy band the judges have seen this year.

After making it through the live auditions at Wembley the boys are preparing for the next stage of the competition; Bootcamp.

The X Factor Wembley Arena auditions continue on ITV on Saturday, September 20, 8:00pm.


Boy Band Overload wow X Factor judges

Overload were a a huge hit with the judges on ITV talent show the X Factor.

Bristol boy Ollie Garland and the other band members sailed into the next round.

The band performed their own song, called No, No, No. Judges said they were one of the best boy bands in the competition with Louis saying the song could be a hit.

Overload is made up of Ollie, Joey, Andy, Jordi, and Ryan.

Overload performing at Weston-super-Mare Credit: ITV

X Factor heads to Bristol

The X Factor Mobile Audition Tour arrives in Bristol. Credit: Talkback Thames/Syco

X Factor comes to Bristol today. The show's Mobile Audition Tour is hitting Cabot Circus.

Organisers say today's event is being run on a first come, first served basis and they cannot guarantee singers will get an audition but if you end up impressing their team you might get to appear in front of Simon Cowell in the summer!


We catch up with Luke Friend ahead of the X Factor tour

Luke got to the final of the X Factor Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

If you were wondering what X Factor's Luke Friend has been up to since coming third in the show, then watch our programme tonight. We catch up with the teenager from Teignmouth, as he prepares for the X Factor live tour. That's at 6pm on ITV.

Devon's X Factor dream over

Devon teenager Luke Friend is out of the race to be crowned the winner of this year's X Factor.

Despite praise from all the judges, and a duet with Ellie Golding, the 17 year old from Teignmouth lost his place in the competition last night.

It's widely thought Luke will still have a promising music career despite not winning.

His parents say they're extremely proud of him and will return to the West Country later in the week but plan to stay in London to watch him in the group performance.

Traders in Luke's hometown back him for X Factor final

Traders are rallying round in the home town of X Factor finalist Luke friend. Many of the business owners in Teignmouth have watched him develop his talents over the past few years since he first entered local talent contests at the age of twelve.

One of his inspirations has been the success of local group Muse.

The mother of Chris from the band looks after the Devon arms pub. Richard lawrence asked her what she thought of what lies ahead for luke:

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