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Irish Eurovision fans might've noticed a familiar face on last night's X Factor
Love can build you UP, love can tear you DOWN.

VIEWERS OF THE X Factor last night were shocked to see a familiar face. Well, a familiar face to any Irish Eurovision fans.

Remember this pair?


Yes, that’s Donna and Joe of Eurovision… fame.

The brother-sister duo won You’re A Star back in 2005, and went on to represent Ireland in the Eurovision semi-finals. Unfortunately, they failed to qualify, but Joseph made his comeback on last night’s X Factor.

He called himself the ‘ginger Stevie Wonder’, but failed to impress the judges from the get-go.

The X Factor UK / YouTube

Judge Simon Cowell  said he was a great singer but a ‘horrible performer’. He did give him another shot though, asking him to come back on with another song.

People were only delighted to see him.

The singer from Athlone got to bootcamp back in 2012, and his sister Donna appeared on The Voice USA.

Watch out for him in bootcamp.


Love can build you UP, love can tear you DOWN.

Written by Nicola Byrne and originally published on

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