22/10/2014 06:53 BST | Updated 22/10/2014 06:59 BST

‘X Factor': Andrea Faustini Receives Support From Ed Sheeran

‘X Factor’ hopeful Andrea Faustini has impressed viewers in the live shows, and now its been revealed that he’s also got a very famous fan, in the form of Ed Sheeran.


Ed is so impressed with the singer that he even sung his praises to Simon Cowell in a text message.

Ed Sheeran

Andrea is being mentored by Mel B, who still has all of her acts in the competition, as does Simon.

Things aren’t going quite so smoothly for Louis Walsh and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who lost two acts each in the first and second live shows, respectively.

Ed will get the chance to meet Andrea this weekend, as he's performing on 'X Factor' on Sunday night.

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