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The X Factor “Overs” will not be beat

The 25 years old and over contestants of The X Factor's "Overs" category are gaining attention.
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They’ve come through the audition process, survived the six-chair elimination challenge and travelled to Thailand to perform for mentor Mel Blatt and her former All Saints band member Nicole Appleton.

Steve Broad, the Invercargill teacher at Southland Boys’ High School, first caught the judges’ attention with a rendition of Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors, before blowing the crowd away with a reimagining of Dancing on My Own by pop star Robyn at the six-chair challenge.

Fellow Southlander Joe Irvine’s performance of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody moved the audience to their feet. And despite being the Overs’ only female, Waihi’s Sarah Spicer isn’t to be outdone. This singer-songwriter spent much of her adult life in the San Francisco music industry honing her craft before returning home.

X Factor overs

Proving that age is no barrier to following your dreams, The X Factor “Overs” category (contestants over 25 years old) represent a diverse trio of musicians.

X Factor overs Joe Irvine

Shop worker Joe Irvine (25) entered The X Factor hoping to be someone and totally change his life. He’s slowly getting on top of his nerves as the show progresses and credits being funny behind the scenes with controlling them. He is inspired by Celine Dion and admits to stress eating before auditions!

X Factor overs Steve Broad

High school teacher Steve Broad (29) hopes to deliver performances on The X Factor that make him proud. He’s been working on his nerves for the competition and admits he’s finding it tough being away from his students and his labrador, Ella.

X Factor overs Sarah Spicer

Mother Sarah Spicer (42) credits a good dose of Rescue Remedy and eating healthy with getting her through The X Factor. To shape up for the show, she does yoga, drinks green tea and practises as much as possible. She is inspired by her loving contestant Joe Irvine and Barbra Streisand.

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