Brothers 3 (NSW)

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About Brothers 3 (NSW)

Since 2014's Season of X Factor, Brothers 3 have gone on to capture the hearts of everyone in Australia! Brothers 3 are a three-member boy band consisting of brothers Makirum (age 16), Shardyn (age 18) and Tayzin Fahey-Leigh (age 17) from Mudgee, New South Wales. Aside from singing, all members can also play the guitar. Brothers 3 cite Earl Scruggs, Guthrie Govan, John Denver, Keith Urban and Queen as their musical influences.

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Prior to entering The X Factor, they were students at university. Brothers 3 sang "Safe & Sound" by Taylor Swift at their audition and progressed to the super bootcamp round of the competition. For the first challenge of bootcamp, they were paired up with another group from their category to perform a song together for the judges. Brothers 3 made it to the second bootcamp challenge, where they performed "Story of My Life" by One Direction to the judges and a live audience of one thousand. Brothers 3 then progressed to the home visits round in Sydney and performed "Eternal Flame by The Bangles in front of their mentor Dannii Minogue and guest mentors Jessica Mauboy and James Blunt. They were originally eliminated by Minogue during home visits, but were later put forward as her wildcard and won the public vote, ensuring a place in the live shows as the thirteenth finalist. After the eliminations of Trill in week one, Younger Than Yesterday in week two and XOX in week four, Brothers 3 became the last remaining act in Minogue's category. Brothers 3 finished in third place, behind runner-up Dean Ray and winner Marlisa Punzalan.

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