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, 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.