X Factor chimney sweep Kye Sones stuns Rita Ora with cover of her hit RIP

10:46 25 August 2012

Kye Sones PIC: Ken McKay/THAMES TV

Kye Sones PIC: Ken McKay/THAMES TV

X Factor judges are swept off their feet by singing chimney sweep Kye Sones, tonight (Saturday).

The 30-year-old stuns the panel at the London auditions with his version of Rita Ora’s hit; RIP.

A brave move considering Rita is one of judges sizing up Kye.

But the move pays off from the cleaner - who has plyed his trade in tiny venues for a decade.

Ora tells him: “You made RIP sound so cool man! Can I tell you something? You’re a superstar!”

Fellow panellist Louis Walsh trowels on the praise too: “You were born to sing, you weren’t born to clean chimneys. We’re looking for the X Factor and I think we found the X Factor in you.”

On tonight’s peak-time show, Sones reveals he has plenty of songs he penned himself, but is happy to do covers in order to get noticed.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

One male suspect has also died, with Parliament sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers hailed for helping to stop the attacker reaching MPs.

Read more

Lindsay Booth said The Apprentice taught her to put more emphasis on life than business.

Read more

Tina Fey and Jason Bateman star as brother and sister, who return home after the death of their father in This Is Where I Leave You.

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Top Stories

Quizzes

Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho go head to head (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Football managers are either deified or chastised, depending on results and they are some of the most famous faces in the country.

Read more
London is a scary place

This great city of ours is one of the most haunted places on the planet.

Read more
Roy Keane  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Roy Keane denied the world of more glorious beard action this weekend by shaving his famous chin hair off, however football is still littered with some impressive beards.

Read more