Irish singer and X Factor finalist Brendan Murray has close links to Fermanagh!
Murray, who has made it through to week five of the live shows has taken the show by storm proving to be very popular with the audience and the public vote.
The 21-year-old plumber is from Tuam in Galway, but his dad, Frank, is from Kildallan near Ballyconnell, and worked for over 35 years with the former Quinn Group and himself was a talented singer and musician.
Murray who is being mentored by One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson covered REM’s ballad ‘Everybody Hurts’ for his weekend performance to keep his X Factor dream alive, progressing to the fifth round of the live shows after the results of Sunday night’s public vote.
Saturday night saw Brendan fly home to his hometown Tuam to visit his family and say a quick hello to his workmates on the building site.
This is not Brendan’s first attempt at making it to the big time having already represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017 with the song ‘Dying to Try’. However, he failed to qualify for the final in Kyiv in Ukraine.
The talented singer is also a former member of the Irish boyband ‘Hometown’ which was managed by former XFactor judge Louis Walsh.
Their debut album, HomeTown, was released in November 2015 and peaked at number four in Ireland but in December 2016, the band announced an indefinite hiatus.
The X Factor is back on TV this Saturday where Brendan will continue the fight for a record deal which would firmly launch his music career.