The X Factor's MK1: Louis Walsh is our mentor, but Tulisa understands us
Simeon Dixon, 24, and Charlie Rundle, 19, got together after a mutual friend invited them both out for a drink.
'He didn't get a word in edgeways!' Simeon tells us. 'After that, we made some magic in the studio.'
Now The X Factor contestants are ready for stardom.
'I was born to perform,' says Charlie. 'I was such a knob at school, but the teachers couldn't hate me.
'When I got on that stage, I just thought: "This is home."'
Getting Louis Walsh as their mentor was a bit of a shock for MK1.
'At first, it knocked me off balance a little bit, but then I began to see the benefits of it, with his experience and what he's done for JLS,' says Simeon.
'But Tulisa understands us I think.'
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