X Factor 2014: Carrie Underwood praises Kerrianne Covell audition

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Carrie Underwood has praised Kerrianne Covell's X Factor 2014 audition at the weekend.

Retail worker Kerrianne - who was saved from being fired by Simon Cowell during her room audition - performed Carrie's I know You Won't during her performance at Wembley at the weekend.

And as well as huge praise from the panel and a standing ovation from the audience, Carrie herself has taken notice.

She tweeted: "Saw a girl named Kerrianne Covell singing 'I Know You Won't' on X Factor. Not easy to sing but she made it look like it was! Well done!"

Kerrianne has since become one of the favourites in the Girls category along with Lola Saunders ahead of bootcamp.

But this isn't actually the first time that Kerrianne has been on The X Factor.

She revealed this month that she originally auditioned WAY back when she was just 16 but didn't even get to see the judges.

"I wasn't ready then. In fact, I wouldn't have been ready a couple of years ago," Kerrianne explained. "Now I feel mentally ready for it.

"I'm 23 and I had nothing to lose by auditioning. I've watched the show ever since the beginning, when Steve Brookstein won, and it has always been something I wanted to do."

She added to Reveal magazine: "I'm a firm believer in the saying, 'Everything happens for a reason'. I felt I needed to audition this year and I got through!"

Watch Kerrianne's audition below!

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