X Factor contestant wows judges with original song inspired by Eastenders’ Mick and Linda
X Factor contestant Benji Matthews wowed judges with his musical tribute to Mick and Linda Carter last night (October 1).
For this year’s Bootcamp, contestants were invited to perform their own original songs in front of the judges. 17-year-old student Matthews made the bold move of admitting his original song – ‘Daydream’ – had a surprising muse.
“It was inspired by characters on EastEnders, if I’m being totally honest with you,” Matthews told Simon Cowell, who seemed less than impressed. “Mick and Linda.”
Despite being unconvinced by the subject matter, the judges and audiences were blown away by the performance – with Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and a number of audience members all giving Matthews a standing ovation.
Meanwhile, fans at home were so impressed by the song and performance they took to Twitter to demand Matthews wins the competition.
— Josh McLove (@JoshMclove) October 1, 2017
Can't stop listening to Benji Matthews song on YouTube..he's the winner in my eyes😀 love his cute little dance moves too #Xfactor2017
— Samantha Gordon (@samgordon20) October 1, 2017
— Vicki Wright (@VickiJWright) October 1, 2017