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Simon Cowell Says This ‘X-Factor’ Contestant Is the Best He’s Seen

Simon Cowell’s built his entire brand around being almost impossible to impress. So when the music impresario tells a singer he hasn’t seen anyone better, you know it’s no B.S.

When 21-year-old Irish singer Brendan Murray took the stage for Britain’s version of “The X-Factor,” judge Louis Tomlinson from One Direction told him frankly, “It’s about to get real tough now.” He asked Murray why he deserves to advance in the competition.

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“It’s the dream,” Murray said. “Everyone wants to be in this position. Music is just my passion, something I’ve always loved, and I’ll do anything to get in that seat.”