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WATCH: Chester duo The Lovelies on X Factor

Approval from Simon Cowell but couple fail to make the grade on TV talent show


Two people from Chester will forever be stuck in Simon Cowell's memory after their audition for the X Factor.

Pauline Brenda Williams, 56, and James Button, 39, appeared on the Xtra Factor as musical duo 'The Lovelies' which aired on Sunday, September 7 on ITV2 at 5.55pm.

The pair, who say they met in a pub in Chester, started with high hopes for the competition. Pauline said: "I definitely think we could win this competition so we can be playing at places like Glastonbury.

She later added: "We want to bring joy and happiness to people and we're hoping that people like us."

The Lovelies performed a rendition of Georgie Girl, originally by The Seekers, with James on acoustic guitar and Pauline on tambourine

After their performance judge and record producer Simon Cowell said: "If I'm being honest with you The Lovelies I didn't imagine a group like that winning the show. It was a little bit crazy.

"You were a little bit over excited but I like you two."

Luis Walsh added: "We've never had a act like it before, you're different than everybody else."

After only one yes vote from Cheryl Cole who said: "I love your message of happiness and a bit of tambourine action never hurt anyone.", sadly The Lovelies did not make it to the next round but Cowell praised them saying: "You gave it your best shot and I'm definitely going to remember you."



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