In tonight’s episode we meet Anton Stephans who has performed with the likes of Tina Turner, but now wishes to peruse his dream of telling the world what he has to say.
Cheryl encouraged the contestant to share why it had taken him so long to finally audition on The X Factor.
“There becomes a time when you just have to go there’s something that I have got to say and maybe I can say that here”
Cheryl responded “I get that” coming from her experience of going solo after Girls Aloud went there separate ways.
He admitted: “I never thought I was good enough to be the number one person, I wanted to be, but that takes courage and I didn’t believe in myself enough”
“Hopefully they’ll see that I can be more than, maybe more than what even I think I can be”
Anton didn’t bring anyone along with him apart from his beloved dog Honey, who got her 30 seconds of fame when Cheryl invited her onto the stage.
Anton sang an original version of “I am changing” by Jennifer Hudson in an attempt to prove to the judges that he deserved a place in the next round.
Tune in tonight at 7:45pm on ITV to see how Anton does and why he leaves Olly saying “the overs category just got interesting!”.