Who are Sean and Conor Price? X Factor 2017 contestants, students and Irish buskers


SEAN and Conor Price are brothers from Ireland who have already made a name for themselves as buskers.

Now they are dreaming of bigger things after appearing on The X Factor 2017 – here’s the story of the teenagers who want to be the latest singing sensations from the Emerald Isle…

 Sean and Conor Price are Irish brothers hoping to wow Simon and the judges

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Sean and Conor Price are Irish brothers hoping to wow Simon and the judges

Who are Sean and Conor Price?

Sean Price, 17, and his 15-year-old brother Conor are from Bessington, a small town in County Wicklow south of Dublin and are appearing on this year’s X Factor.

They describe their home as being surrounded by lots of “fields and sheep” and not having many people around.

The pair claim they started singing by accident after Sean heard Conor singing alone in his room one day and ran in to tell him how good he was.

Often the duo head to Grafton Street in Dublin, famous for its busking, to share their songs with the crowds.

The boys post performances of their songs – both ones they have written and covers – on their Facebook page.

On The X Factor, they chose to sing Jimi Hendrix classic All Along The Watchtower.

But it was not a straight cover – with the brothers bursting into a rap in between the famous chorus.

 The boys are well-known buskers in Dublin

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The boys are well-known buskers in Dublin

When is The X Factor 2017 on ITV and who are the judges?

After launching on September 2, X Factor 2017 will continue every Saturday and Sunday on ITV.

The show begins, as always, with auditions as the nationwide hunt to find this year’s winning act begins.

Despite heavy speculation of a judging shake up, the panel will be remaining exactly the same as last year.

This means Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne will hold the hopefuls’ fates in their hands.

 The X Factor 2017 panel - including boss Simon Cowell

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The X Factor 2017 panel – including boss Simon Cowell

Alisha Dixon is also appearing for certain audition shows, having stepped in as a guest judge when Sharon and Nicole were unable to attend.

It’s the first time in seven years that X Factor bosses have kept the same judging panel as the year before.

A source said: “The ­chemistry was perfect last year, so it’s only natural to want to bring the same line-up together again.”

Dermot O’Leary will be returning to hosting duties after making his big comeback to the show last year.

X Factor duo Sean and Conor Price wow the judges with their audition

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