X Factor 2016 contestant breaks into audition room to confront judges

The X Factor 2016 - Manchester Day 1

This is the moment an upset X Factor act storms into the judges' audition room on tonight's show.

Kirsty Murphy is a 21 year-old dance teacher from Wirral.

In scenes that air on this evening's final audition episode at 8PM on ITV, Kirsty makes herself known to the judges by bursting into the audition room in Manchester after being told by producers she wouldn't be seen.

"I really want to sing to you guys and they're saying they've got no time for me to sing," she sobs. "I know you want a fighter and I'm here to fight."

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Recalling the incident this weekend, Dermot O'Leary said: “She just appeared from nowhere! In her defence she got told she wasn’t going to be able to be seen that day and there was a big sign on the door saying ‘judges room, keep out’, so she didn’t break the Da Vinci code to get in!

"So she got in and for me it’s really awkward because I’m with someone else’s friends and family and they are going, ‘Who’s that girl?’, so I had to usher them to one side and then this girl’s family start cheering her on. All-in-all it was a rather eggy situation. Part of me thought, ‘Good on you’ but then I had to play politics with this other family. I was trying to be peacemaker but it was hard that day.”

Meanwhile, Sharon admitted: “When she first came in I was a bit frightened actually. She walked in and came right over to the desk and I was thinking, ‘Oh my god, alert, alert!’. But she was ballsy! It takes a lot to do that.”

As for her Kirsty herself, she defended her actions: "It was a long day of auditions and I had been there since the morning. It was nearly midnight and one of the team said that unfortunately there was no time to see me today and that they would try and reschedule my audition for one of the London dates.

"At first I thought that was fine but then I was with my mum and we saw a door labelled ‘Judges Room’ in front of us. Mum asked what I was going to do. I’d already seen the judges do a speech that day about what they wanted to see and I was excited to audition.

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"I had been waiting for years to perform in front of Simon. I had seen him in the other room earlier in the day and I just wanted to do it, to sing and prove myself. I said to my mum ‘I’m just going to go in there’ and at first she was shocked and said ‘no you can’t!’ but then she switched and said, ‘Yes you can, get in!’ and she actually pushed me in."

With the help of her mum, Kirsty managed to break in "like ninjas" to confront the judges.

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"I remember I just broke down crying and kept asking them, ‘please can I sing?’ Then I just remember Simon telling me to get on the X," Kirsty explained.

You can watch Kirsty's break in and see if she can win over the judges on The X Factor tonight at 8PM on ITV.

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