20-year-old Grace Davies has become the (VERY) early favourite to win The X Factor 2017.
It was the opening round of auditions on ITV on Saturday evening and contestants this year are being encouraged to sing original material.
One of those who came with their own song was Grace who told Dermot O’Leary she’s “ready-ish” for her audition.
“The one thing I love to do in life is perform and I think that’s where I’m happiest. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do,” she said.
Speaking before her audition, Grace told cameras: “I think everyone thinks popstars are supposed to be very glamourous, especially the girls. I’d rather be in some trainers and baggy trousers and feel comfortable on stage.”
In the audition room, Grace performed an original song called Roots which impacted Nicole Scherzinger, who was left emotional.
With four yeses from all the judges, Grace sailed through to the bootcamp stages of this year’s competition.
Now viewers are already tipping her to WIN the series.
“Bloody crap balls… Grace has won, everyone else can go home, @TheXFactor is over this year!! #XFactor,” wrote @coreyseville.
@iMattG5 added: “Grace’s #XFactor audition is up there with the best ever right? ‘Roots’ is a fantastic song!”
@seaniequigley94 tweeted: “@Ursulla_Binx Grace was my favorite she absolutely stunned me I’m hoping she’ll make the finals 💗 #xfactor”
And @superTV247 concluded: “So…. Grace is the winner? Yeah? #XFactor”
Meanwhile, bookies have installed Grace as the early favourite too.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “We’ve only seen one set of auditions, but the early signs suggest the rest of the competition have it all to do if they’re to knock Grace off top spot in the market.”
Of course, in reality we’ve still got a LONG way to go yet, with auditions just beginning…
The X Factor 2017 auditions air Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.
The next episode airs on Sunday, September 3 at 8PM.