X Factor's Luena Martinez wants to return next year to prove judges wrong

Luena Martinez

Luena Martinez plans to return to The X Factor next year.

The 17 year-old student from London made herself known in last Saturday evening's episode with an amazing take on Run

"I just want to prove to you guys you made the right choice [in the auditions] and I'm going to get that chair," declared Luena ahead of her performance at the six chair challenge.

Mentor of the girls Simon Cowell was impressed, telling the teenager: "I look for someone with a heart, determination and talent."

But while she got a seat, Luena was unable to keep it to the end much to the surprise of some viewers.

The teenage is currently a student at SoundSkool, a non-profit organisation which helps change young people's lives through music.

And although she's about to start a new music course at The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) this year, Luena has vowed to return to The X Factor in 2017.

Luena, from East Finchley, said: “It was hard to take getting so close, but an incredible experience and it was amazing to perform in front of 5,000 people. I couldn’t have asked for a better reaction.”

Following support from fans online, Luena added: “I feel very happy that people were backing me up and feel really motivated, I haven’t gone silently, and want to go again next year and prove them [the judges] wrong.

"I never give up on something I really want!”

She also said she hopes to inspire other youngsters after singing at Wembley Arena for The X Factor judges.

“When I’m at college I try to encourage everyone around me,” Luena explained. “Hopefully, I’ve shown them you can be on X Factor, or do anything you want if you just put your mind to it, work hard and practice. I wanted to be a singer and I’ve stuck with that. Don’t put yourself down, just be yourself. You can do it!”

Simon Gordon, Founder and CEO of SoundSkool, said today: "I am so proud of Luena. Her performance for me on The X factor was actually the best. She is a shining example of what at SoundSkool is all about - creativity, responsibility, excellence and determination. I am looking forward to her fulfilling her destiny and seeing it all happen.”

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