X FACTOR hopeful George Shelley from Clevedon has made it through to the next round of the hit TV talent contest with boyband Union J.
The 19-year-old former Weston College student and his bandmates won enough votes to reach the next stage.
The judges agreed on Saturday night that they are growing in confidence and getting better each week.
The band did enough to avoid the play off which this week was between duo MK1 and singer Kye Sones.
MK1 were devastated to be eliminated after the judges were deadlocked and the decision was made on the number of public votes.
Union J and District3 are the only bands left in the competition and are being mentored by Louis Walsh.
He said Union J had the potential be as big as One Direction who are wowing crowds all over the country.
One Direction's Harry Styles offered George some boyband wisdom earlier this week: "Never cut your hair."
He sent George a jokey text with the secret to his success.
He told him never to cut his curls as he thinks it is his locks that make him a hit with the ladies.