X Factor semi-finalists Rough Copy to play The Lounge, in Chislehurst

PUBLISHED: 08:50 12 December 2013 | UPDATED: 08:50 12 December 2013

Rough Copy made it to the semi-finals of X Factor and will now perform in Chislehurst next month.

Rough Copy made it to the semi-finals of X Factor and will now perform in Chislehurst next month.

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X Factor semi-finalists Rough Copy will take to the Chislehurst stage next month, as they play The Lounge.

The Croydon-based trio, made up of Kazeem Ajobe, Sterling Ramsey and Joseph James, were voted off the ITV talent show at the final hurdle - though they made it further than any other group in the competition.

Performing Survivor and Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word during Elton John and Beyonce week, the boys were voted into the bottom two by the public and faced the dreadlocked Luke Friend in the sing-off.

After their Saturday performance, judge Nicole Scherzinger said: “You are survivors and you are going to survive all the way to the finals.”

However, she was made to eat her words as their performance of Boyz II Men’s End of the Road wasn’t quite enough to save them as the judges took the decision for the last place in the final to deadlock.

After their final performance, their mentor Gary Barlow said: “This is harder than usual because the acts are so different. It was an emotional sing off, you’ve both done so well.”

The group’s final words on the show came from Joseph, who added: “Just being here is a highlight. I thank Gary for everything he has done for us.

“If you believe in us, make some noise.”

Though their X Factor adventure is over, their music career is just beginning and they have already received praise from the likes of JLS and Wretch 32.

Their gig at The Lounge, in White Horse Hill, is on Saturday, January 25. Tickets £15 online and are expected to sell out fast.

To book, visit, or call 020 8295 1888.

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