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Worthing singer with the X Factor
3:50pm Monday 10th September 2012 in News
Rocker Eddy String, from Worthing, managed to impress the judges at the latest X Factor auditions last night.
Eddy, real name Edward Wilkinson, performed the Strokes’ Last Night for the panel – Gary Barlow, Tulisa, Louis Walsh and guest judge Leona Lewis – on stage at London’s huge O2 Arena.
On stage, Gary told Eddy: “You seem at home up there.”
“I feel at home,” Eddy admitted.
“I’ve never been on stage before but I feel like I’ve found my place.”
Gary replied: “Are you auditioning as a singer today or a comedian?”
To which Eddy quipped: “As a singer, it's the premise of the show.”
The audience applauded as Eddy jumped on top of the judges’ desk and sang to Leona.
Gary Barlow said: “The personality thing is on the edge of being annoying, just tone it back a bit… but I thought it was very good.”
Eddy got four ‘yes’s and was sent through to boot camp.