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Harry takes leap of faith
Harry Targett, Ellis Hall and Joel Watson. Picture: Supplied

WA teen Harry Targett was thrown a lifeline on The X Factor when the show's judges opted to give him one final test rather than send him home.

The Eaton singer and dancer impressed with his first audition and was sent to Sydney for the super boot camp rounds but was deemed too inexperienced to continue as a solo act in Sunday's episode.

However, the Seven series' judges decided to put him together with two other contestants, Ellis Hall and Joel Watson, to form a new boy band, hoping they might have the chemistry to succeed in the groups category instead.

And the 16-year-olds look like they may already be proving a force to be reckoned with, stepping up to perform together for the first time last night.

Singing an upbeat rendition of George Michael's hit Faith, the boys had the audience on their feet thanks to their cheeky attitudes and pop harmonies.

While groups mentor Dannii Minogue had previously said the band had a "big question mark over their heads", she later compared them to UK X Factor sensation One Direction.

She said they only needed to continue to improve week by week in order to succeed.

The West Australian

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