QUIRKY X-Factor underdog Johnny Robinson, of Harrow, will sing to a TV audience of millions after earning a place in the hit show's live finals.
Viewers saw judge Louis Walsh select the unemployed the 45-year-old, who has lived in a West Harrow bedsit for seven years, as one of his singers in his over-25s category in the episode broacast yesterday evening.
He is now among the 16 contestants battling it out for a recording contract and national fame - and the Christmas No 1 single - although he is the rank outsider with Ladbrokes giving odds of 50-1 for him to win.
Mr Robinson landed his place in the final after winning over the Irish music mogul, and guest judge 80s singer Sinitta, in the Spanish city of Barcelona with a rendition of the late Amy Winehouse's 'Love Is A Losing Game'.
The 45-year-old vocalist has won plaudits from fans of the ITV1 primetime programme for what he described to the Observer as "a bit of an unusual blokes voice really".
He previously said he was mobbed in his favourite discount clothing store Primark in St George's Shopping Centre, St Ann's Road, Harrow, after his original audition was featured in the opening show of the new season.