Pool Academy songstress auditions for X-Factor

A Pool Academy songstress sang to a crowded shopping centre when she auditioned for The X Factor recently.

Amara-Leigh Hull, Year 10, travelled to Bristol to queue up with thousands of other hopefuls to take part in auditions.

She arrived at the shopping centre in the city three hours early before performing a song by the artist Birdy called Not About Angels.

x factor 1.JPG

It was the first time she had taken part in an audition recorded with professional film cameras. She will find out if she has been chosen to take part in Series 15 of the well-known tv show before the end of July.

Amara-Leigh has a passion for music and has taught herself how to play the keyboards and the guitar.

She said: “We had to audition in front of ITV production professionals. I had to sing to them in a shopping centre and there were thousands of people. It was quite a big audience which was scary but I wasn’t nervous.

“I sang and played my guitar. They said my guitar playing was really good despite the fact I have only been learning it for about three or four months.

“I find out the result of the audition by the end of July.

“It was a great experience.”

Her mother Miss Hull said: “I am extremely proud of her. She has taught herself to play the guitar and the keyboards.  She is dedicated and has a strong passion for her music.

“Fingers crossed she gets through the audition.”

Everyone who turned up on the day who were over the age of 14 years old were guaranteed an audition.

Stars from previous X Factor auditions include Shane Ward and Leona Lewis.