Irish busking brothers, Conor and Sean Price, won a standing ovation from the X Factor judging panel and audience for their take on George Michael's classic hit, Freedom.

Earlier in the week the siblings admitted they were not overly familiar with the late artist's music, but that didn't stop them from working the stage on Saturday night.

The Blessington teenagers brought all four judges to their feet, with Nicole Scherzinger comparing Conor's voice to an "Irish rock version of Justin Bieber".

Louis Walsh lavished praise on the rawness and authenticity of  the duo, while Sharon Osbourne commended the Wicklow singers for always looking like they are having fun.

Head judge Simon Cowell compared them to his two beloved dogs, Whippy and Diddly, because of their unpredictable nature as artists.

It wasn't a good night for all of the contestants on the show, as Jack Remington and Joel Fishel, became the fifth act to leave this the live shows.

The duo – who go by the name Jack and Joel – left the competition on Saturday night’s show after a public vote, despite a performance labelled "whamazing" by judge Nicole.

The upbeat singers, who were voted in as the Groups wild card, were eliminated from the competition after their rendition of Wham!’s final chart-topper The Edge Of Heaven, failed to win over voters.

On Sunday another act will leave the competition as the Girls and the Boys take to the stage.

Catch all of the action from 7.30pm on TV3.