Matt Cardle sailed through to the judges houses stage of this year’s X Factor competition following his sensational performance of “The First Time Ever I saw Your Face” at bootcamp. It was truly one of the most moving performances every seen on the X Factor.
Matt, 27 from Halstead in Essex, not only impressed the judges with his performance; he also impressed The X Factor creative director Brian Freeman. Brian told him: “That was the strongest performance I have seen on these shows since Susan Boyle”.
Matt was original placed in the Over 25’s category but following the judges decision to raise the age limit to 28 at bootcamp, Matt made it into the boys category. He will now be mentored by Dannii Minogue in Melbourne Australia who will decided whether or not he goes through to the live shows – she would be mad not to put him through.