26-year-old Lauren Murray clearly made an early impression, her first audition – a performance of Jocelyn Brown’s Somebody Else’s Guy – replayed over and over throughout the opening episodes.
At Boot Camp’s group challenge Lauren got a ticking off from boss Simon Cowell for not pushing for more lines in her group’s cover of Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror:
But she seemed to redeem herself with her solo cover of Brownstone’s If You Love Me.
From here it was on to the Six Chair Challenge where she sang Jessie Ware’s Say You Love Me, prompting category mentor Rita to swap her into a chair.
Whisked off to LA for Judges’ Houses, Lauren sang Jess Glynne’s Take Me Home. Her reaction to her pre-recorded performmance from live inside the studio is quite something.
Her efforts were rewarded as Lauren joined Kiera Weathers and Louisa Johnson in Rita’s final three Girls going through to this year’s live shows.
The X Factor live shows kick off Saturday October 31st at 8:00pm on ITV