Killarney’s Ben Quinlan is an X Factor sensation

The Killarney teenager who caused a stir on Saturday night’s X Factor by seranading one of the judges, is remaining tight-lipped on how far he’s advanced on the TV talent contest. © Ben Quinlan - Facebook Footage of Ben Quinlan presenting a rose to Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, went viral after it was shown on Saturday night. The 19-year-old from Woodlawn, who sang the Shane Ward hit, ‘That’s my goal’, received a ‘yes’ from all four judges, including the usually-critical Simon Cowell. Ben told Radio Kerry that his phone hasn’t stopped ringing since the audition was broadcast. But he wouldn’t be drawn on whether or not he’s made it to the live shows, which would allow Irish audiences to vote for him. He says he still can’t believe that he’s got this far: [audio_player src=””]