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'X Factor' chimney sweep Kye Sones 'was in band signed by Sony Music'

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X Factor contestant Kye Sones reportedly used to front a band once signed by Sony Music.

The chimney sweep appeared on the Saturday, August 25 edition of the ITV1 series, wowing the judges and audience with a mash-up of Rita Ora's 'RIP' and 'Save the World' by Swedish House Mafia.

Kye waits to go on stage.

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Kye gives it his all.

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It has been revealed that Sones was previously part of electronic act Diagram of the Heart, who had toured with Scissor Sisters, according to The Sun.

The group had recorded a song titled 'Dead Famous', which criticised shows like The X Factor.

Sones had previously said: "Everyone wants to be famous with going on X Factor and going on Big Brother, and I don't think people know the darker side of it that comes with it, like Britney Spears shaving all her hair off and people losing their minds."

However, the band split up in 2011 before releasing a studio album.

An X Factor spokesperson said: "People with raw talent all stand the same chance in the competition, whether they have been in the business before or not.

"The level of talent is extremely high again this year - with people from all walks of life entering the competition. Kye will still need to be mentored and developed if he gets through to the live stages."

Several X Factor contestants have previously released material in the past, including 2010 winner Matt Cardle, who had released a studio album with his band Seven Summers.

Watch the video for Diagram of the Heart's 'If I Were You' below:

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