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BE ready to vote for Brendan

Saturday, 24th November, 2018 4:06pm

Story by Siobhan Holliman
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BE ready to vote for Brendan

Brendan is hoping to make it through to the final.

BE ready to vote for Brendan

Brendan is hoping to make it through to the final.

WITH three of the remaining six contestants on The X Factor to be eliminated this weekend, tonight will be a pressure-filled performance for Tuam’s Brendan Murray.

The outpouring of support for him locally has meant a lot to the 22-year-old and the campaign to secure him public votes from throughout Ireland and the UK has intensified in recent days.

He has been left speechless by the countless messages and videos from all over wishing him luck.



Tonight (Saturday) Brendan will sing the Snow Patrol classic, Run, and it could be the performance that sends him through to the illustrious final. Tonight’s show is set to be extremely tough for contestants aiming to secure votes, as it’s understood that two people will leave the show tonight.

This means that voting time will be for just a short time during the show. It will be crucial that Brendan’s supporters register as many votes via the app and phone line calls.


How to vote for Brendan


  • If you’re in the UK, download the X Factor app for five free votes. Follow the phone number directions on screen on the show.


  • The Ireland voting number is different to that shown on screen and is a premium rate number (60c).
  • For a landline dial 1513-711-3 and the last two digits will be given tonight ( will be either 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 or 06).
  • For a mobile the Ireland voting number is the same as above. However, please contact customer service of your mobile provider (ie 3 or Vodafone etc) to unblock premium rate numbers on the phone.



  • Usually Ireland voters can’t use the X Factor App. However, Tuam company have found a way for it to work on Android phones. It doesn’t work for iPhones.
  • Follow the instructions in this handy video below, kindly produced by Louis in

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