TWO Naas CBS students have made it through the first X-Factor live show and will perform again next week having received high praise from the judges.
Conor (15) and Seán (18) Price, who hail from just outside Blessington, attend secondary school at CBS Naas and appeared on stage in London at the weekend, having gone through the X Factor audition process and Boot Camp. They took to the stage with a version of London Grammar’s song Stronger.
Prior to their performance, the boys were filmed in school with some of their classmates wishing them good luck. The school also posted a good luck message to the duo on their Twitter page, wishing them the best of luck and how proud of them everybody was. The school subsequently tweeted again following the weekend performance saying: “Well done lads. Brilliant performance. Keep it going.”
Despite the magnitude of the event however, the boys seemed unfazed.
“This time last week, we were in class. Tonight we’re performing on the live show.”
Younger brother Conor remarked that the duo were best mates and it was great to be by each other’s side for this journey.
“It’s a lot of hard work but we’re enjoying every second of it.”
Spurred on by mentor Simon Cowell, who was unable to attend the show due to a back injury, the boys delivered a rendition of the song with their own unique sound – harmonised vocals and with a rap twist in the middle.
Judge Sharon Osbourne complimented their song choice and said their harmonies were “sweet”.
Louis Walsh said the duo had great potential but he was not as enamoured with their song choice but he hoped he would see them the following week.
Speaking to presenter Dermot O’Leary on the night, Conor said the experience of being on “the biggest music platform in the world” had been “mind-blowing”.
Conor and Seán will perform again this weekend. Viewers from Ireland will be able to vote. Log on to: www.tv3.ie/xfactorvote to get the correct number to call.