Former Irish X Factor duo Seán and Conor Price have said they are rooting for Galway singer, Brendan Murray, in this year's competition.

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment, the brothers said that they are still avid fans of the show and think 22-year-old Murray "is doing brilliant" and "smashing it".

"We can’t really not watch it anymore. It’s kind of just a thing we have to do," Conor said. 

"Brendan Murray - he is doing brilliant. He definitely has our support. He’s class."

When asked if they had any advice to give to Murray, Seán said the former Hometown singer knows exactly what he's doing.

"I think he knows it all by now....he’s smashing it."

The busking brothers from Wicklow may have been eliminated in the quarter finals of 2017's X Factor along with fellow contestant Sam Black, but that hasn't stopped the siblings from achieving their dream.

Since leaving the X Factor, the pair were part of the 14 Arena X Factor UK & Ireland tour. They also embarked on their own Headline tour called Be Like You.

"Music is what we want to do. Coming out of the X Factor we wanted to find our sound, but we wanted to release music straight away. As we were developing we still put music out.

"We have a lot of cool music coming for 2019 that is really us and we are really looking forward to it."

Murray, who represented Ireland in the Eurovision, progressed to this weekend's shows after the results of Sunday night's public vote.

The X Factor continues on Virgin Media One on Saturday at 8:10pm. 

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