X Factor 2016: Olivia Garcia wows Wembley to make judges' houses

Olivia Garcia

16-year-old Olivia Garcia was a stand out on The X Factor 2016 tonight at the six chair challenge.

The teenager, from Wigan, started her time on The X Factor back at the room auditions in front of the panel 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.

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."

In the six chair challenge Olivia got the song choice SPOT ON and nailed her cover of Paloma Faith's Changing.

"That was absolutely flawless," said Louis Walsh.

"Where did you come from?! You have suddenly come, this little girl and... incredible!" reacted Sharon.

Nicole agreed: "You definitely, and I will fight Simon for this, have to have a seat!"

Girls' mentor Simon Cowell declared: "Right now you're about to make my life very difficult because I have to give you a chair."

With a chair, Olivia is through to the judges' houses in Simon's category but it came at the expense of Luena Martinez's who bowed out of the show.

The X Factor continues Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.

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