But tonight he is facing his biggest chance at making a go at music when he takes on the final Bootcamp audition.
In fact Cheryl admitted in front of the arena audience that she regretted not taking her through to judges’ houses a year ago.
To make matters worse, one of the only promising talents in Nick’s category, Mason Noise – who could have been the “winner” Simon was referring to – was sensationally branded an “a***hole” by the Syco boss during the six chair challenge after claiming he should have been given more airtime during the series’ opening show.
Kerrie-Anne Phillips, a former Dubai teacher, took to the stages of X Factor in the United Kingdom and managed to pass the audition round with flying colours with four yeses from Simon Cowell, Rita Ora, Cheryl Versini-Fernandez and Nick Grimshaw.
“She shouldn’t have sung that”, the Fight For This Love singer admits.
Surprisingly Simon’s a little more upbeat and disagrees with her: “It’s a good song for her…”
Will Monica make it to the 6 chair challenge or is her time on the show up? She’s not ideal. There’s always this crack in her voice’.
He adds: “It’s is hard to tell if you’ve done enough but I did do my best”.
Simon slams the stunning brunette, saying: “I don’t think she has any personality” while Cheryl defended the Holly, responding: ‘I think she’s just shy’.
Rita however seems to see potential in the group as she interjected: ‘I was kind of listening to their voices.
In the ninth episode, the contestants continue to come under scrutiny from the judges in the next stage of Boot Camp.