Girlfriend applied for partner's X Factor audition

A Douglas woman has revealed why she persuaded her boyfriend into auditioning for a UK TV show. 

Emma Smith, from Cronk-y-berry, sent a video to the X factor of her partner Sam singing.

27 year old Sam originally auditioned on the Island, but has since travelled to Liverpool to sing in front of the Judges - and made it through this weekend.

Emma says he's no stranger to music: 

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