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.
Stereo Kicks made it through to the next round of the X Factor last night. The eight strong boy band, which includes Devon's Barclay Beales, was successful despite an unscheduled interuption by comedian Lee Nelson. He invaded the stage and joined in only to be escorted off by a security guard.
You can watch the performance below - Nelson's stunt is at 1:15:
Boyband Stereo Kicks, which features Barclay Beales from Bow, near Crediton in Devon, have survived a second sing-off in ITV's X Factor.
Louis Walsh and Mel B opted to send home Lola Saunders, while Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell chose to get rid of the group
It meant the decision was thrown back to the public vote, with Lola losing out.
After the sing-off Louis, who mentors Stereo Kicks, said: "It was an amazing sing off. I love Lola and Stereo Kicks you sang your heart out."
Devon teenager Barclay Beales and his band Stereo Kicks are through to the next round of the X Factor.
The eight-piece boy band was in the bottom two last weekend, staying only when Chloe-Jasmine Whichello lost the sing-off.
But the boys turned it around on Saturday’s show, performing a medley of The Beatles classics “Let It Be” and “Hey Jude”, which was enough to see them straight through to next week.
Their success comes after rumours that at least one member would be made to leave the competition after their mentor Louis Walsh admitted that he never wanted the group to have eight members.
But as he introduced them last night he said “Eight boys, and I did say eight – the ultimate octoband.”
Their performance impressed Simon Cowell, who praised the boys for sticking together and added "Any time you want to leave Louis, and come and join me, I'll mentor you."
Saturday night promises to be quite an evening for Devon teenager Barclay Beales - as he and his band Stereo Kicks appear in the second of the live X-Factor shows.
It's 80's night on Saturday. Hundreds of people will be voting for him in his hometown of Crediton, as Seth Conway found out when he visited Barclay's old school today:
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.
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.
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