LLOYD Macey has impressed with his soulful vocal stylings on The X Factor 2017 and survived the Six Chair Challenge, making it to Judges' Houses and is still going strong in the live shows.
The Welsh hopeful was so keen to impress the judges he went to extra measures in his first audition. Here's what we know about him…
PA:Press Association Welsh student Lloyd has wowed viewers with his voice
Who is Lloyd Macey, how old is he and what is his background?
Lloyd Macey is a 23-year-old singer and 2017 X Factor contestant from the Valleys in South Wales.
He started singing at a young age and was on the stage by the time he was eight – leading him to sing in care homes and join local musical theatre troupes as he grew up.
Now he's just graduated from the University of Cardiff and the native Welsh speaker has stardom in his sights.
Rex Features Lloyd's top pipes may take him all the way
Favouring classic ballads, Say You Won't Let Go and Feels Like Home are among the songs he's sung on the show so far.
He's impressed the judges consistently with his performances and got through the Six Chair Challenge to the Judges' Houses round.
There he is being mentored by Boys category head Louis Walsh and pop star Mika.
Rex Features Lloyd, second left, with the rest of the X Factor Boys
How was Lloyd's nan involved in getting him through his audition?
Lloyd's grandma Christine, who is a huge champion of his talents, came with him into his first audition on the 2017 series.
She brought fish finger sarnies for Lloyd to snack on – and then decided to offer them to Simon Cowell as she'd heard he liked them.
As the sandwiches were consumed Chris sat with the judges and Lloyd wowed with Sam Smith's Lay Me Down.
Needless to say, talent and sandwiches won the day and Lloyd got through.
X Factor's Lloyd Macey performs Moana's How Far I'll Go at judges houses
RUMBLE IN JUNGLE
WAYNETTA TO THE RESCUE?
COLDER THAN RUSSIAN ARCTIC
SING IT LLOYD
black with a bang
KEEPING THE FAITH
THE WINNER'S CIRCLE
time to get x-cited!
RAI OF SUNSHINE
- Who is Lloyd Macey, how old is he and what is his background?
- How was Lloyd's nan involved in getting him through his audition?
- RUMBLE IN JUNGLE
- GRAVE RELIEF
- Armed robbery!
- CLOSE CALL
- GEORGE SCHMICHAEL
- WAYNETTA TO THE RESCUE?
- COLDER THAN RUSSIAN ARCTIC
- SPIDER INVASION
- whippet out
- SING IT LLOYD
- black with a bang
- AMAZING GRACE
- KEEPING THE FAITH
- THE WINNER'S CIRCLE
- HANDY TANDY
- time to get x-cited!
- RAI OF SUNSHINE