X Factor's Louisa Johnson originally auditioned for Britain's Got Talent

LOUISA JOHNSON

X Factor favourite Louisa Johnson almost didn't make it onto the stage.

It turns out that the talented teenager had first auditioned for Britain's Got Talent last year but her performance didn't even make it to screens.

But she was then approached to try out for The X Factor this series.

“Louisa auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in 2014 but her audition was never aired," a spokesperson explained. “After this the X Factor approached her to ask if she would like to audition for the show.

"The judges are not aware of anyone’s background in advance and no one is ever guaranteed that they will go through to the next stage.”

X Factor is undeniably the better show for Louisa and she remains the bookmakers tip to win after four audition shows.

Aoife Heffron from BoyleSports said: “Louisa Johnson is the early frontrunner and after the auditions on Saturday and Sunday she hasn’t budged from the top of the betting."

Meanwhile X Factor group The First Kings have spoken out about THAT dodgy editing during their audition that saw claims of fakery from viewers.

"It wasn't a fix," they told the Daily Star newspaper. "Basically we did our audition on one day and then they didn't realise that we had dancers and stuff so they asked us to come back again.

"That is literally it. There was no fix or conspiracy."

A spokesperson for the show added: "On occasion, for technical purposes, production may ask that the acts perform their audition number again.

"In the case of First Kings, they were asked to perform a second time as we did not capture some of their dance moves on camera given the nature of their routine.

"The band were not given a second opportunity to audition for the judges – they got through on the basis on their first performance."

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