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Two talented singers from the West Country have reached the next stage of this year's X Factor competition.
Daniel Quick from Bristol took to the stage with 3 other singers.
The 18 year old impressed the judges once again as they put him through to the next round of the competition.
Benji Matthews from Bodmin performed an original song, inspired by Mick and Linda Carter from Eastenders.
He also wowed the judges and will return in the next round.
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A teenager from Cornwall battled his nerves as he faced the X Factor judges in an audition aired last night.
Benji Matthews, who lives in Truro, admitted he was anxious as he prepared to perform his rendition of Alicia Key's 'If I Ain't Got You...'
But, were the judges won over?
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Babe, you jammed up my pump
Overwhelmed with gratitude. God is good. The universe is good. X factor is good. Ahhh, love you all so much, dream come true!!!
And it wasn't Benji's vocals which impressed the judges - they had kind words for his home county of Cornwall too, with Simon Cowell saying he couldn't get a hotel room, so popular was it with tourists.
It's nice down there right?
It's gorgeous there!
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Up to 25,000 people are expected to head to the Downs Festival in Bristol today.
If you're one of them, here's information for the day.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
The site is up at Seawalls on The Downs.
There is no parking available on site and all bay parking will be suspended and road closures will be in place - so people are being asked not to try to drive.
There are shuttle buses operated by First Group running from Long Ashton Park & Ride, Portway Park & Ride, Temple Meads and City Centre.
If you are cycling to the event, there is also a bike park on the site.
WHAT CAN I BRING?
Organiser say that while no food or drink can be brought on to the site, people will be allowed a small sealed bottle of water.
Food and drink can be bought from vendors inside the event.
WHO WILL I SEE?
Elbow are headlining the event, with other artists expected to perform including De La Soul, Mad Professor and Bristol Hi-Fi. (http://thedownsbristol.com/) The full lineup can be found here.
The "Information Stage" is also returning - speakers include the director Ken Loach.
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