16-year-old Amelia Lily leaves mentor Kelly Rowland and pal Jennifer Hudson impressed on tonight’s X Factor 2011 show, as the girls fly out to Miami for one last audition. With eight girls and just four spots in the live shows, Amelia hopes a cover of Katy Perry's ET will win her a place.
Speaking before hand, Amelia admits: "So many thousands of people audition but how would little old me, little old Amelia Lily from Middlesbrough, get so far. Obviously I want to make it so much but I know that if anybody wants me to make it other than myself it would be my dad...
"My dad is definitely my biggest supporter, he really, really wanted me to succeed and get my dream and if anyone I am doing it for him... I just want to make sure that I nail each performance that I give and at least I can turn away and say that I gave it my everything... I just want to do my family proud"
After the performance both Kelly and Jennifer both love the youngster.
"Wow!" Kelly reacts, adding: "That made me think, Katy who?! She sung that song like oh no, I wrote this! This is my song!"
But while Jennifer agrees Amelia had the voice, she expresses concern about her personality, saying: "She kept her character all the way through the whole song until the very end and as soon as she finished she went back in her shell."
Has Amelia done enough to get a place in the X Factor live shows? Tune in tonight to watch her performance see how the other girls do!
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