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Boy band's Barclay has high hopes for this weekend

Barclay Beales comes from Bow near Crediton in Devon Credit: ITV

Saturday night promises to be quite a night for Devon teenager Barclay Beales. He and his band Stereo Kicks appear in the second of the live X-Factor shows.

He has the backing of hundreds of people in his hometown of Crediton.

Barclay Beales is one of eight would-be singers that make up Stereo Kicks Credit: ITV

Barclay Beales through to next round in X Factor

Barclay Beales is part of eight-piece boyband Stereo Kicks Credit: ITV News

Devon's X Factor contestant has made it through the first of the live show rounds.

The eight-piece-boyband, now officially named Stereo Kicks, features Barclay Beales who lives in Bow near Crediton,

The band, formed especially for the X-Factor, got through last night's results show, which saw two of the 16 acts exit.

Barclay Beales lives in Bow near Crediton Credit: ITV


Bristol teenager Ollie Garland voted off X Factor but Jake Sims and Chloe-Jasmine are safely through

Overload Generation were voted off the X Factor on Sunday night Credit: ITV

It was the battle of the boy bands on this weekend's X Factor. Both bands had members from Bristol.

But it was the end of the road for 19-year-old Ollie Garland from Warmley and his band Overload Generation. Their X Factor journey came to an end on Sunday night when they were voted off the show.

Judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini described their performance in a sing-off with Stephanie Nala as "shockingly bad".

Jake Sims's band Stereo Kicks has sailed through to the next round Credit: ITV

Meanwhile Bristol teenager Jake Sims's band Stereo Kicks is through to the next round of the show.

Both bands, mentored by Louis Walsh, sang hits by Katy Perry. Judge Simon Cowell said they blew Overload Generation off the stage with the performance.

Chloe-Jasmine Whichello from Wells is through to the next round Credit: ITV

Former Wells Cathedral School pupil Chloe-Jasmine Whichello is also through to the next round after she pulled off a fantastic jazz rendition of Britney Spears’ hit ‘Toxic’.

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.

X Factor hopefuls play on Weston-super-Mare Pier

Tipped as one of the best bands on this year's X Factor, Overload come to Weston-super-Mare.

The boys say their genre of music is cheeky pop and that is what makes them stand out.

Here they are performing Dolly Parton's 9 to 5.

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!

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