Third time lucky for X Factor contestant Charlie Healy

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After being put through by Tulisa Contostavlos as part of newly formed boyband The Risk, Charlie Healy is hoping that he can finally succeed on the X Factor stage.

During a dramatic twist at the judges houses stage, Charlie was told his original group The Keys would not make it through to the live shows only to be given a lifeline.

Tulisa – who is mentoring the groups this year – saw plenty of potential in Charlie and decided to add him into a ‘Super Group’ for the live shows.

This was the third time Charlie had auditoned for the show, so he will be hoping he can make the most of his chance to shine in front of millions.

Speaking about the dramatic twist at Tulisa’s house in Greece, Charlie said: “It was so emotional for me. The TV show didn’t actually show my reaction when I was told the news but I couldn’t take it.”

“It was one of the hardest decisions I had to make leaving my boys but they understood my position.”

“When it initially happened I felt gutted for my boys because I was in a room with them one minute, then the next I was called out and given this amazing opportunity.”

“The first thing I could think of was them. We spoke with for about an hour about it and in the end they were all really happy for me.”

“We have kept in touch and from what I here they are doing well for themselves now so I am really pleased for them.”

After being handed the lifeline by Tulisa, Charlie was full of praise for his mentor, saying that she can help The Risk win the whole show.

He continued: “Tulisa fills me with so much confidence. I honestly believe we have the best judge out of them all and she is the difference between making us perform so much better.”

“I think there is a bit of added pressure on us going into the live shows because nobody has heard us sing before and there is always that extra pressure on the super group to perform, but I am confident we can live up to that.”

“I honestly believe we can go a long way in this competition and with Tulisa behind us we can go all the way.”

As far as the betting is concerned, The Risk are 20/1 to win the show with other boyband Nu Vibe considered more likely at 16/1.

Clive Montague
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