WATCH: X Factor star Wagner promotes Shankill Road Defenders' competition in Carrick

Belfast's Shankill Road Defenders have enlisted the help of former X Factor favourite Wagner to help promote their upcoming melody flute competition in Carrickfergus.

Tuesday, 10th October 2017, 3:26 pm
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 7:20 pm
X Factor star Wagner

The talent show finalist urged people to come to the East Antrim town for the event this Saturday.

In a brief Facebook video message the Brazilian native, now living in England, said: “Enjoy some of the top band from across northern Ireland and Scotland and an evening of culture.”

He rounded off the clip by singing a verse of ‘Congratulations’, the Cliff Richard classic.

Wagner the oldest of the finalists leaped to fame in the TV talent show in 2010 and was given a wildcard to the finals.

A retired PE teacher and karate enthusiast, he now offers a greeting service recording messages for people on Facebook.