Holly Tandy impressed the X Factor 2017 judges with a cover of Harry Styles tonight.
The youngest in contestant left the competition, 16-year-old singer Holly from Yorkshire has been a stand out at every stage of the competition so far.
This evening saw her make the six chair challenge after singing a cover of Harry Styles’ Sign of the Times.
“I can hear the crowd, my heart is beating so fast,” Holly told cameras backstage at Wembley Arena, before revealing she’s performing on her 16th birthday.
She added: “I am the youngest in the competition but that does not mean anything, I just need to keep my head in the game and stay focused.
“I am so determined. I really want this and I’ll do whatever it takes.
After singing in front of the judges and live audience, the panel delivered an immediate verdict and Holly was put through to the six chair challenge.
Holly had been seen in one of the first round of auditions from the brand new series, with the age limit this year lowered to 14.
The then 15 year-old pub singer from Barnsley said it has always been her dream to perform on The X Factor.
In her audition, she said to the judges: “I live at home with my mum and dad. They’re psychiatric nurses so there’s no singing in that area of my family.
“However my granddad is a singer and back in his youth was in a band. He just loves music like me. That’s where I get it from.”
Holly went on: “When I was younger I remember watching X Factor with my family, thinking ‘That’s going to be me one day’. I need to audition!
“The dream today is to make my grandad and my whole family proud.”
In the audition room, Holly sang Alicia Keys’ If I Ain’t Got You.
The powerful performance got her four yeses through to bootcamp.
The X Factor 2017 airs Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.