X Factor 2016: Olivia Garcia wows the judges - the next Leona Lewis?

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16-year-old Olivia Garcia is through to bootcamp after singing for The X Factor 2016 judges tonight.

However music college student Olivia found her song choices criticised as she auditioned in the judges' room.

The teenager, from Wigan, started her time in front of the panel by bonding with Simon Cowell over turtles.

Olivia, who had her family with her for support at the audition, said she was inspired to apply when watching Leona Lewis back in 2006, even though she was only SIX at the time.

"To be The X Factor winner would just be out of this world, if I don't get through... but if I do, I'll probably have a party I think," Olivia told cameras before singing for the judges - and her turtle.

Following a powerful rendition of Alicia Keys' Empire State of Mind, there was no doubt Olivia had the voice but the song selection didn't impress.

"You have a really big voice for just 16, I didn't love that song choice for you, I felt like another song could've served you better," Nicole Scherzinger said, but did give Olivia a yes.

As Sharon Osbourne agreed with Nicole, Simon Cowell told Olivia: "What we're trying to say is, be who you are because you've got a great voice."

Finally, Louis Walsh offered up his usual line: "You look like the perfect popstar!"

With four yeses, Olivia is trough to bootcamp but can she match Leona's success?

The X Factor continues next weekend on ITV with the final auditions and bootcamp.

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