X FACTOR is back on our screens and we’re being entertained by the latest singers as they battle it out in the Six Chair Challenge.
This weekend past the X Factor judges met young lad Jack Mason – but who is he and what did he sing?
Who is Jack Mason?
Jack Mason is a 18-year-old lad from Aldershot.
While he hasn’t launched a professional singing career he has been known to busk on the streets and stunned passerby’s.
Jack went viral in February 2017 after a member of the public recorded one of his busking sessions and made it her mission to get the young singer the recognition she felt he deserved.
He was performing Adele’s When We Were Young in Camberly and within a week the video had thousands of shares and reactions on Facebook.
Jack spoke to Get Surrey after his moment of viral fame and spoke about the woman who recorded him.
“Donna has recorded and spoken to me a couple of times, we’ve gotten on really well and she’s making it her mission to get me some real recognition this year.
Jack Mason performed It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World by James Brown and that saw him through to Bootcamp.
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.
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.