X Factor star Tabby Callaghan to guest judge at Central Hotel

X Factor finalist Tabby Callaghan will be a guest judge at the final last live show at Opportunity Knocks this Saturday night at the Central Hotel in Donegal town.

X Factor finalist Tabby Callaghan will be a guest judge at the final last live show at Opportunity Knocks this Saturday night at the Central Hotel in Donegal town.

Callaghan, who was a huge hit while performing on X Factor has been quietly working on new material from his home studio - but the Sligo star is about to release some new music and is ready to set the record straight.

Many will recall his warm relationship with super star mentor Sharon Osbourne and Callaghan, a hugely colourful character in his own right, will add colour and entertainment in his own way to this the final live night before the semi finals.

From the age of 5, Tabby knew there was only one thing he wanted to do in life - play music. This ambition and passion turned from hobby to profession when Tabby started fronting bands and playing gigs in Sligo during his teens.

In 1998, Tabby formed Petronella with his brother Dominic and achieved some chart success in Ireland and played numerous gigs around the country.

When Petronella ran their course, Callaghan entered the first series of ITV talent show the X Factor and shot to international fame. Tabby came third in the competition.

Following the X Factor, Tabby has gigged all over Ireland, UK and the USA. He has had three top 30 singles with the track ‘Number One’ achieving number seven and staying in the Irish charts for seven weeks. Tabby has supported the likes of Tom Jones and Rod Stewart.

In August 2005, Tabby featured in an ITV ‘rockumentary’ titled ‘What Tabby Did Next’.

Recently, Tabby has taken a step back from the business to focus on writing and recording. The multi-instrumentalist already has three possible self-produced singles to choose from - So Far Away, Aphria’s Song and Mean Machines. Callaghan is self-producing and engineering his next album and impressively will play every instrument on the album himself.