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X Factor shines for second night
Perth's Jake McGill wowed on The X Factor on Tuesday. Picture: Nic Ellis/ The West Australian

Could Perth teen Jayke McGill be following in the footsteps of local X Factor heroes Samantha Jade and Johnny Ruffo?

The 17-year-old performed with his group Straight Up on the Seven reality search last night

The group performed a rendition of The Jackson Five's I Want You Back, which was no doubt nerve-wracking considering new judge Redfoo's dad Berry Gordy, founder of Motown, discovered the Jacksons.

But Redfoo was clearly impressed by their performance and they were quickly sent to the next round of the competition.

"You guys have the best energy out of any group we have seen, it was just mesmerising, " he said. "I

was mesmerised and loved, loved everything about it."

Fellow judge Ronan Keating added: "That energy you brought to the stage was something we have been searching for a long time."

Straight Up, with Perth's Jayke McGill second from left, on The X Factor. Picture: Supplied

Contestant Rohan Herring's audition brought Keating to tears with his story about his cancer battle.

The X Factor marked the most-watched spot for a second night with 1.510 million viewers tuning in.

In Perth it pulled in 214,000.

Meanwhile viewers tuned out in greater numbers for the Nine's rival reality show, Big Brother.

The show dropped to No.7 nationally in the OzTAM rankings from Monday's night's No.4 placing, shedding almost 300,000 viewers on its second night, with just over a million viewers.

That's despite the reality show debuting two new contestants and dropping its second twist - a fake marriage scenario for its newest housemates.

In Perth, Big Brother dropped from tenth to 17th on Tuesday with 72,000 watching, but that might increase once two WA housemates - who are twins - enter the QLD compound in the coming days.


1. The X Factor (Seven) - 1.510 million

2. Nine News (Nine) - 1.302 million

3. Seven News (Seven) - 1.301 million

4. Today Tonight (Seven) - 1.139 million

5. A Current Affair (Nine) - 1.088 million

6. Home And Away (Seven) - 1.064 million

7. Big Brother (Nine) - 1.042 million

8. Winners & Losers (Seven) - 1.017 million

9. ABC News (ABC1) - 988,000

10. New Tricks (ABC1) - 865,000

Source: OzTAM

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