During the weekend the 2nd X-Factor UK live show took place giving a hard time to Brendan Murray, who escaped elimination after a dramatic voting.

The Irish Eurovision 2017 representative, after going through the first live show of the competition, came back on X-factor stage on Saturday night, this time to perform a cover of Cher’s song “Believe”. After his performances he received positve comments from the judges and outlined his improvement than last week’s performance, who however insisted that he still has to find a music path more close to his style and voice.

After Saturday’s live perfromances, Sunday evening the results from the voting were revealed , according to which two eliminations had to take place. The contestant with the less votes went home directly while the next two contestants with the lowest votes had a sing off and the judges were to determine who they were sending home. In case of a deadlock in the judge’s voting the outcome is determined by the public voting.

Brendan, who is part of the Boy’s team, mentor of which is Louis Tomlinson, former member of One Direction, managed to survive direct elimination. However, he was one of the two next contestants with the lowest votes, leading him to a sing off with the LMA Choir. In his sing off performance for survival Brendan sang Radiohead’s High and Dry.

After the two candidates for elimination completed their performances, it was time for the judges to decide who to keep in the show. The voting ended in a deadlock , which automatically meant the public voting was to determine who will remain. The public vote was in favor of Brendan who escaped narrowly elimination and will compete in the 3rd live show next Saturday.

Brendan represented Ireland at Eurovision 2017 in Kiev with his entry Dying To Try . Despite his magical vocal performance he didn’t reach the grad final.

What do you think of Brendan’s second live x-factor performance? How far do you think that the Irish Eurostar can get in the show? Stay tuned on the INFE Network for more news about Brendan and other Eurovision Stars.