Portrush man Roger’s second X Factor bid

X Factor contestant Roger Boyd. inbm38-15 UC
X Factor contestant Roger Boyd. inbm38-15 UC

Portrush man Roger Boyd is hoping it will be second time lucky after getting through to the boot camp stage of this year’s X Factor.

The local singer previously reached the boot camp stage of the high-profile TV talent show in 2011, but failed to progress any further that year.

On Saturday night, Roger made a second stab at impressing judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh.

He was rewarded with a place in the next phase of the ITV show, and will be hoping to make it to the later stages of the competition and be in with a chance of scooping the winner’s recording contract prize.