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West Country talents reach next round of the X Factor

Supermarket worker Daniel Quick has been told by judges he has Credit: ITV

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.

Benji Matthews performed one of his own songs for the judges. Credit: ITV

Watch: Cornwall teenager battles nerves as he faces the X Factor judges

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

– Nicole Scherzinger

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!

– Simon Cowell, Sharon Osborne

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X Factor auditions held in Bristol

Instead of performing in front of producers hopefuls sing in a booth Credit: ITV News

ITV talent show the X Factor is looking for stars of the future today at Cabot Circus in Bristol.

The show, which is now in its 11th year, is trying out a new mobile audition system - so instead of performing in front of producers, hopefuls will sing in a booth and their offering will be accessed behind the scenes.

Successful performers will be picked to sing in front of the show's judges - Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh.

A Bristol singer has never won the X Factor.

Hopefuls line up to audition for the X Factor at Cabot Circus Credit: ITV News

Barclay Beales & Stereo Kicks booted off X Factor

Barclay Beales performing in the sing-off Credit: ITV.com/X Factor

The dream is over for X Factor finalist Barclay Beales from Bow near Crediton in Devon.

His boy band Stereo Kicks were voted off the ITV competition in the quarter finals, leaving only four acts remaining.

They fell foul of the public vote after the judges were split between the eight-strong band and 17-year-old Lauren Platt.

Simon Cowell had the critical vote to either save the group or force a deadlock and defer to the public vote.

He said: "The act that sang the best on the sing off was Lauren," voting to keep her in the competition.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini stood by her act, Lauren Platt but told the boy band they had talent and could still grow.

Louis Walsh also stood by his act, Stereo Kicks.

Mel B voted in favour of the boys too, apologising to Fernandez-Versini before she said she had to vote for Lauren Platt to leave.

Some members of the boy band wept as their X Factor stint came to an end but said they were thankful to have been on the show.

Speaking on the Xtra Factor afterwards, Simon Cowell told Louis Walsh his poor song choice was to blame. But Walsh insisted: "I did 100% the best I could and they know that. They'll tell you that later."

But Barclay Beales will still have a shot of the limelight - Stereo Kicks will be taking part in the X Factor Live Tour in 2015.

Barclay (second from left at the back) and Stereo Kicks discuss their Xperience on the Xtra Factor Credit: ITV.com/X Factor

Jake Sims and Stereo Kicks booted off X Factor

Stereo Kicks' Jake Sims performing in the sing-off Credit: ITV.com/X Factor

The dream is over for X Factor finalist Jake Sims from Warmley in South Gloucestershire.

His boy band Stereo Kicks were voted off the ITV competition in the quarter finals, leaving only four acts remaining.

They fell foul of the public vote after the judges were split between the eight-strong band and 17-year-old Lauren Platt.

Simon Cowell had the critical vote to either save the group or force a deadlock and defer to the public vote.

He said: "The act that sang the best on the sing off was Lauren," voting to keep her in the competition.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini stood by her act, Lauren Platt but told the boy band they had talent and could still grow.

Louis Walsh also stood by his act, Stereo Kicks.

Mel B voted in favour of the boys too, apologising to Fernandez-Versini before she said she had to vote for Lauren Platt to leave.

Some members of the boy band wept as their X Factor stint came to an end but said they were thankful to have been on the show.

Speaking on the Xtra Factor afterwards, Simon Cowell told Louis Walsh his poor song choice was to blame. But Walsh insisted: "I did 100% the best I could and they know that. They'll tell you that later."

But Jake Sims will still have a shot of the limelight - Stereo Kicks will be taking part in the X Factor Live Tour in 2015.

Jake (far left) and Stereo Kicks discuss their Xperience on the Xtra Factor Credit: ITV.com/X Factor

Barclay Beales and Stereo Kicks in final five of X Factor

Barclay Beales (on the left) and Stereo Kicks are in the final five of X Factor Credit: ITV.com/X Factor

Barclay Beales from Bow near Credition in Devon is in the final five of the X Factor. His band, the eight-strong Stereo Kicks, were voted through without a hitch this weekend after performing Sir Elton John's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me".

Judge Simon Cowell told the band, "You just did it, you did everything right, you look like a proper group."

You can find out how the guys are getting on here.

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