‘WE’RE READY FOR THE LIVE SHOWS!’

The count­down is al­most over as the X Fac­tor con­tes­tants gear up for the Judges’ Houses this week­end. We catch up with two of the bud­ding stars

Closer (UK) - - News -

SCAR­LETT: ‘I RE­ALLY FANCY LOUIS!’

She faced re­jec­tion af­ter fail­ing to make it past the six-chair chal­lenge on last year’s show, but af­ter blow­ing the judges away this time round, Scar­lett Lee says she’s lov­ing her new­found fame.

The 20-year-old make-up artist says, “I couldn’t go to pub­lic toi­lets, peo­ple would bang on the door. I had some­one cry­ing – but to be hon­est, I sucked it all up. I love fame and scream­ing fans.”

But she might strug­gle to con­cen­trate on stage dur­ing the live shows as she ad­mits she has a huge crush on judge Louis Tom­lin­son. She adds, “I’m pet­ri­fied. I nearly died of shock in front of Si­mon – but Louis is the one I fancy on the panel!”

BELLA: ‘I NEED SI­MON TO KICK MY BACK­SIDE’

Af­ter re­ceiv­ing the first golden buzzer of the se­ries, it’s fair to say she’s wowed judges. But X Fac­tor con­tes­tant Bella Pen­fold says she wor­ries she is her own worst en­emy. She says, “The only per­son who’s go­ing to let me down is me. I need Si­mon to give me a kick up the back­side.”

But af­ter sail­ing through the six-chair chal­lenge, the 19 year old doesn’t feel threat­ened by her com­pe­ti­tion, ei­ther. She says, “I don’t have any ri­vals and there aren’t girls in the charts like me. X Fac­tor is Si­mon’s show and he wouldn’t have me on it if he didn’t think he could make some­thing of me – but I don’t want to let him down.”

Bella has faith in her tal­ent

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.