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Zimbabwe born Nandos cashier rocks UK's X Factor

He has supported acts including Professor Green, DJ Ironik and Tinie Tempah ... Bre Musiq (right)

08/09/2014 00:00:00
by Showbiz Reporter I Agencies
I'm having the best time of my life ... Bre Misiq at his X factor audition

A TALENTED  Nando’s cashier has said he is having ‘the time of his life’ on British TV talent show The X Factor.

Bre Musiq, 24, impressed the judges with his rendition of Blackstreet’s No Diggity, prompting all four judges to say ‘yes’ in the ITV show which aired on Saturday night.

He will now go through to the next stage of the competition to sing in front of the judges at Wembley Arena.

The former Ormesby Comprehensive student said: “I am having the best time of my life.

“Everyone is great.

“Everyone is ‘for themselves’, obviously, but it’s nice to be part of the same thing as other people.

“I don’t know which judge I like best as they are all different - I just make sure that I take on board what they have said.

“I have enjoyed all of the stages so far if I’m honest.”

Bre Musiq X Factor Audition

But Bre, who lives with his mum Barbara McCarthy, 44, a nurse at James Cook University Hospital and his twin brother and sister Ashley and Ashlyn, nine, near Portrack Lane, Stockton, has had to work in his job as a cashier at Middlesbrough’s Nandos throughout the excitement of appearing on the show.

Bre, who went to Middlesbrough College to study engineering and music, and moved to the area from London when he was 12, said: “It was very weird, very weird. Just so weird to see myself on TV.

“And I didn’t expect the reaction that I got.

“My friends and family have been very supportive.

“I was at work when this was happening!

“I was just getting the aftermath and my phone was blowing up!”

Bre, who was born in Zimbabwe, is well known on the local music scene and headlined the Middlehaven Festival and mimaLIVE.

He has supported acts including Professor Green, DJ Ironik and Tinie Tempah.

He said: “I started singing in the school choir and then also in the choir at church.

“I was then part of a group called The Young Riders and went from there after they left me to it. I have sang quite a bit in the area.

“It took a while to apply and get through The X Factor process - it was my manager who put me forward for it and the London auditions that I went to.”


He added: “So far so good.

“Pretty much people have to watch to see what happens to me as I can’t give away a lot.”

You can catch the next episode of The X Factor next Saturday on ITV at 8pm.

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