X Factor 2016: Will Olivia Garcia make it into the live shows?

X Factor's Olivia Garcia

X Factor's Olivia Garcia has spoken about her time on the show so far - but will she make the live finals?

Olivia is one of seven girls in Simon Cowell's category through to judges' houses alongside Caitlyn Vanbeck, Emily Middlemas, Gifty Louise, Kayleigh Marie Morgan, Soheila Clifford and wild card Samantha Lavery.

And while Olivia was giving nothing away about if she had made the live shows, she said: “It has been just so amazing. I have learned so much in the last few months about the music industry, about singing, about how to cope with nerves from some of the best people in the business. It has been the experience of a lifetime.”


Speaking to Wigan Today, Olivia described the Six Chair Challenge last weekend as both the scariest thing she has done but also one of the best.

"Who would have thought a Wigan girl would be singing in front of Simon Cowell, thousands in the arena and millions on TV?" the teenager remarked.

Olivia went on: “I became friends with most of the girls but the one I got on best with was Luena whose seat I took. Of course I was really happy about getting the seat and to the judges’ houses but I felt really guilty for swapping with my friend and knocking her out..

“She was really supportive about it though. I sent her a message the day afterwards to say sorry and to ask her to stay in touch, and she sent me one back telling me to smash it at the judges’ houses.”

And as for judges' houses - which airs this weekend - Olivia teased: "We all got really close, not least because we were all away from our families and some had never been abroad before.

“We had a wonderful time in a fantastic place but it is really all about singing for Simon and giving him the best possible performance, because if not he might decide to send you home.”

The X Factor 2016 judges' houses airs Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 7:30PM on ITV.

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