A South Shields barman reduced X Factor judges to tears with a song about his broken heart.
Aidan Martin performed his original song Punchline at his audition for the hit show which dealt with the end of a relationship.
His performance left judge Sharon Osbourne was watery-eyed along with fans of the ITV programme followed suit, with many writing on social media that they were sobbing after his emotional performance.
Praising his performance, Sharon said: "It was beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
"It was just perfect."
Even judge Simon Cowell agreed and said that it was a "very special audition."
The delighted contestant then left with four 'yeses' from the panel.
On social media fans were quick to add their praise with one positing on Twitter: "Fully crying at this guy Aidan and his song, it was actually touching."
Another said: "Flipping heck - Aidan Martin on @TheXFactor Jas just broken me!
"Sat here sobbing; just beautiful and so heartfelt."
"@Aidan_Real he just reduced me to tears, heartbreaking song he meant every word, I wanna buy it!!!! #XFactor wow wow," gushed one.
Others likened him to Sam Smith or US star John Legend.
The X Factor continues in ITV next Saturday at 8pm.