SUNDERLAND star Fraizer Campbell is hoping his brother will score a real result at this year’s X Factor live shows.
The striker’s younger brother, Ashford, was snubbed by the judges as a solo singer, but was thrown a lifeline when he was teamed up with another four rejected contestants to make boyband Nu Vibe.
The newly formed line-up are in with a chance of being the first group to be crowned winners in the history of the ITV1 show.
Fraizer, 23, said: “I’ve been watching every week and the group is great. I think they weren’t sure at first, but from their first performance at boot camp they’ve done really well and they’re really gelling as a group now.
“Ashford was home on Saturday and he said he’s just enjoying being part of the group and part of the show because he’s doing what he loves doing.”
Nu Vibe wowed judges Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos when they first performed together at bootcamp, signing Bruno Mars’ Grenade
They sailed through to the judges’ houses stage of the competition, joining Tulisa at her home in Greece.
Performing Tinie Tempah’s Written in the Stars for Tulisa and her guest, Do It Like A Dude singer Jessie J, they impressed the pair with their original performance.
When choosing the four groups to take with her to the live shows, she kept the band, made up of Ashford, Stefan Romer, Bradley Johnson, Jordan Higo and Richard Milford, on their toes.
The N Dubz singer told them: “From, you know, just being put together I think you guys have done really, really well. You’ve found your strong points. You’ve all got individual personalities.”
Fraizer said: “They sound great together and they look great. I can’t wait to go to London for the live shows and watch him. I think they’ve got a chance. They’ve made it to the live shows.
“I’d love him to break the trend and be in the first group to win the show.”
To keep up to date with Ashford and Nu Vibe follow them on Twitter @nuvibeoffic.
The first live X Factor show is on ITV1 at 7.30pm on Saturday.