His mum applied for the show on his behalf after he showed talent when he started singing at home. "I had never thought about being a professional singer before, until my mum told me I was good enough to give it a go," he said. "I never would have done it by myself"
The former joiner says he is on a quest to make country music cool in the 21st century
His favourite singer is Elvis Presley and his hobbies include fishing and football
His cousin is rival show X Factor winner Shayne Ward