The X Factor: Matt Cardle Impressive Voice Won The Judges Over

 Painter and decorator Matt Cardle  from Essex made it through to bootcamp following a very impressive vocal performance at The X factor auditions.

Matt Cardle

Matt Cardle, from a small village called Little Maple-stead, is hoping to break out of the painting ad decorating business, because he is so fed up with his job.

The 27-year-old hopes to follow in the footsteps of fellow Essex boy Olly Murs in the ITV show.

Matt who is the lead singer in a local band called Seven Summers, got the thumbs-up from judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh after singing Amy Winehouse’s  ‘You Know That I’m No Good’.

Before his performance, Matt told Dermot O’Leary: “I’m a painter at the moment and a bit of a bum.

“At the moment I’m painting hotel rooms. It’s boring and monotonous.

“I hate every moment of it, to be honest. I try to keep myself going by singing.

“I’ve been thinking about auditioning for a couple of years now and just thought I was ready this year.

“This would mean the end of magnolia all over my face and hands, the end of brushes and hotel rooms.

“It would be the break I need. I’m desperate to get through.”

Matt was described as quirky and likeable with a very unusual voice, but the judges said he looked a bit awkward on stage.