County Derry lads wow X-Factor judges

Derry's Conor McGinty and Magherafelt's Niall Sexton are through to the next round

Saturday night’s X-Factor episode featured not one, but two County Derry musicians.

Conor McGinty, above, from Derry wowed the judges with his performance of Say Something by A Great Big World, and Niall Sexton from Magherafelt likewise with his performance of Gravity by Sara Bareille.

Conor received a round of applause from all four judges with Sharon Osbourne calling it a “beautiful performance while Simon Cowell praised Conor for making the song his own.

Niall impressed the judges also with Simon Cowell telling him: "You have a beautiful voice, you're different. I think you've got real class. I like you."

Both guys are now through to the next round and will be hoping to make it through boot camp to appear in the live show later this year.

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