Despite going to the audition venue, he walked away as he felt he was too young for such an undertaking.
But over the next few years, Joe stuck with the singing, and reapplied in 2009, where he wowed the judges throughout the entire audition process. He managed to get some pretty high praise from Simon Cowell throughout.
But will Joe McElderry be able to overcome his nerves and win the crown, and that £1 million record contract?
All Joe McElderry’s X Factor Videos
Joe McElderry First Audition: ‘Dance With My Father’
Joe McElderry Judges House: ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’
Joe McElderry: ‘No Regrets’
Joe McElderry: ‘Where do Broken Hearts Go’
Joe McElderry: ‘Sway’
Joe McElderry: ‘Dont Stop Believin’
Joe McElderry: ‘Circle of Life’
Joe McElderry: ‘Somebody To Love’
Joe McElderry: ‘Dont Let The Sun Go Down On Me’
Joe McElderry: ‘Could It Be Magic’
Joe McElderry: ‘She’s Outta My Life’
So Joe McElderry has made it to the final, can he win the show???