X Factor 2016: Emily Middlemas' Girls Just Wanna Have Fun cover is pretty epic

Emily Middlemas

Emily Middlemas is through to X Factor's judges' houses - again - after a cover of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

"I auditioned for X Factor two years ago and I was 15 years old so I was very young," said the now 17-year-old from Glasgow back at her first audition.

Despite being only 15 at the time, Emily made it all the way to judges' houses in Cheryl's category but was sent home and told she was "not ready" by the former judge.

Emily recalled: "At the time I was devastated but I got to know it was okay and I was a little bit too young."

After a perfect cover of Stevie Wonder's Master Blaster in the room try outs earlier this month, Emily left Nicole Scherzinger VERY impressed.

She said: "I didn't get to meet you two years go because Simon wouldn't have me back, but I'm enchanted by you, you mesmerise me, you're a little find."

Louis Walsh added: "I love your attitude, you're 17, you got a knock back, you're back and fighting."

Simon Cowell concluded: "It takes guts to come back when you've got that close. I think I'm beginning to know who Emily is and I liked you more. I like the fact I can hear that Scottish lilt in your vocal, that's why you've got three yeses."

This evening it was the six chair challenge as Emily took on Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and put her own spin on the track.

"That was brilliant, a classic song but you made it your own, I think you're a find and Simon has to give you a seat," Louis said.

Nicole added: "That was one of my favourite songs and I want to buy it, it was so good."

With Girls' mentor Simon giving Emily a chair, she's through to the judges' houses once more but will she be able to make the live shows this time?

The X Factor continues Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.

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