Jade Collins has said she won't give up after being rejected by Tulisa on The X Factor this year.
The teenager made it all the way to judges' houses this series, travelling out to St Lucia with Tulisa and the other girls in the category.
But on Sunday night we saw the Belfast performer get a No from the N-Dubz star when it came to revealing which acts would be going through to the live shows.
Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph about the show, Jade declared: "This whole X Factor experience has been a dream come true.
“It's been overwhelming to get this far."
The 17-year-old told the newspaper she would continue to pursue her career in music despite a no from Tulisa.
“No matter what happens, I'm going to keep following my dream. I know for certain now I want a career in music and I'm going to go for it," she said.
Jade, who had made guest judge Anastacia cry with her original audition in Scotland, added: “Meeting the girls in my category was brilliant, too, and I intend to keep in touch with them.”
[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows start this Saturday night on ITV1, with the results show following on Sunday night with guest performances from Ne-Yo and Leona Lewis.