X Factor Insights - A Conversation with Jack and Joel
Two university pals first stole our hearts when we discovered their energetic mashups and medleys on YouTube, and they have done it once again and earned a place in the nation’s hearts when when performed on the 14th series of the X Factor Ever since, these cheeky YouTube sensations’ fame has exploded and we could not be more excited for them.
They’re now ready for the next phase in their careers and we’re looking forward to seeing them captivate audiences with their live performances in bootcamp at Wembley Arena.
In their characteristic ear-to-ear smiles, the pair took some time out of their busy schedules to talk to us and share what this experience has taught them so far and what’s next for the nation’s new favourite acoustic duo.
From YouTube Sensations to X Factor Contenders
After their TV appearance on ‘Good Morning Britain’, I called Jack to congratulate him and his artistic partner for their outstanding audition on the X Factor premiere. ‘Hold on…you’re on speaker now!’ Jack says. After telling them how excited the Scarlett Entertainment team is for them, they go onto express how happy and thankful they are with the response they have had since their audition aired. ‘The response is normally positive during normal gigs, but this truly has been overwhelming’ Jack shares with me over the phone, ‘we just had a lovely interview with Good Morning Britain and the press day with ITV officers has been great’.
‘The response is normally really positive during normal gigs, but this truly has been overwhelming’ - Jack
Both have experience performing live as a duo and with their Male A Cappella Group, but were they nervous performing in front of the infamous panel of judges? ‘We definitely were!’ they agreed in unison ‘we admire them all so much and we remember watching the show as kids, so having them all judging our performance was a dramatic experience!’
So what does Joel think about the ladies reactions? Sharon Osbourne compared him to Harry Potter and Nicole Scherzinger confessed she would have a poster of him on her wall if she was in her 20s! ‘The judges are so lovely and hilarious!’ Joel says laughing ‘the fact that they loved our style and they said we shouldn’t change meant so much. We are so thankful to be given this opportunity and share it with these great professionals.’
‘The fact that the judges loved our style and they said we shouldn’t change meant so much’ - Joel
The near future holds exciting things for the duo, but I wanted to go even further and find out where they see themselves in five years time. ‘We have always felt comfortable on stage and hopefully we’ll be able to transmit how passionate we are and maybe extend our fans base, reach more people and keep touching listeners through music’ Jack eagerly foresees. The two friends assure me that viewers can expect to see more creativity from the X Factor’s next phase when they perform at bootcamp. ‘Hopefully people will get to know us better and see how we give everything we have when we perform live’ they enthusiastically tell me.
I don’t want to finish this lively telephone conversation without asking one more question. I’m speaking with Jack and Joel and they’re now part of the X Factor, one of the most successful talent TV formats of all times, a show that witnessed the birth of superstars like Leona Lewis, Little Mix and One Direction, to name a few. What team would they like to be on? ‘Wow, that’s a really good question, but fairly difficult to answer’ says Jack. ‘They were all really funny and constructive and we know we will grow a lot as artists with any of them. Sharon is hilarious, Nicole is really nice, Louis is great!’ Joel continues, ‘Simon was a bit intimidating, but we love him and being part of his team would be awesome!’.
With such a diplomatic answer, I feel our conversation is coming to an end as they still have a busy press day ahead. I hang up after wishing them all the luck in the world and wondering if I have just interviewed this year’s winners and future chart-toppers. Do they have the X Factor? I had the feeling they did when I first saw their YouTube videos. After speaking with them, I am certain.
You can book this and other acoustic duos by contacting our team of Entertainment Coordinators. From talent TV stars to local musicians, Scarlett Entertainment offers a variety of musical acts for any type of occasion.
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Juliana is an Artist Content Creator and Talent Scout for Scarlett Entertainment and leads on working with European Acts.