REIGNING Young Performers of the Year The Waiters have made it through the first round of The X Factor auditions.
The four-piece pop rock band, from South Shields, auditioned for the ITV talent show today at The Customs House, in Mill Dam, South Shields.
The talented group - made up of Adam Tait, Dan Johnson, Rhys Chambers and Martin King - performed an original song, called The Party Song, for producers of the show.
The band say they were stopped half way through their nerve-wracking performance and told there was no need to continue as they had made it through.
The Waiters were crowned Young Performers of the Year in last year’s Pride of South Tyneside Awards.
Previous X Factor winners Joe McElderry and Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall also won the title in 2008 and 2010, respectively, so it could be a good omen for the group.
The Waiters will now advance to the next round of auditions which are set to be held at The Sage Gateshead on Thursday, May 1.
Keep an eye on www.shieldsgazette.com for more about the auditions and don’t miss tomorrow’s Gazette for all the coverage.