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Giles through to Boot Camp

Worcester Editorial 23rd Sep, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

TEENAGE singing sensation Giles Potter has made it through to the bootcamp stage of an ITV talent show despite a less than convincing performance on Sunday’s (September 22) show.

Millions watched 16-year-old Giles Potter from Norton, near Worcester make the next phase of the X Factor with a nervous performance of Reet Petite.

The 16-year-old sang the wrong verse and lost his timing during the performance but admitted his nerves to judges Gary Barlow, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger.

A clearly disappointed Osbourne said: “You have to work on your vocals but you are a natural entertainer so it’s a yes from me”

Barlow said: “That song was a car crash, you didn’t know what you were doing. You did the wrong verse and the wrong chorus, you need to take this more seriously.”

Walsh and Scherzinger voted to send Giles through to the next phase and following his exit from the stage, Barlow spoke to the 16-year-old in person.

“I want you to go really far in this that’s why we are being really tough on you,” he told the teenager.

“You have got to wake up, what most people have when they walk out there is 90 per cent talent and 10 per cent charisma.

“At the moment you have too much charisma, we need to get your vocals up to that level.”

Giles will have another chance to impress the judges and possibly make it through to the judges houses stage when he takes to the stage during bootcamp this weekend.

Watch the next step of the 16 year old’s musical journey on Saturday and Sunday (September 28 and 29) on ITV.

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