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Alice aims to deliver X Factor

Alice McDermott is through to the next round of auditions for the television singing competition, The X Factor. She will perform for television judges this weekend at Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Alice McDermott is through to the next round of auditions for the television singing competition, The X Factor. She will perform for television judges this weekend at Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Whitsunday girl Alice McDermott is through to the next round of auditions for Channel Seven's singing competition, The X Factor.

Alice is a very talented young singer and recently proved this to judges in her first auditions held in Brisbane.

“I wasn't really nervous,” Alice said following her first set of auditions.

“I was just doing it for a laugh and a bit of fun so I didn't put too much pressure on myself.

“I just went in and did my thing and they said I was good.”

Following her first auditions with executive producers of the show, Alice was left waiting for the judges' verdict.

But Alice does not have to wait any longer.

She received a text message last week that said she had made the next round.

Since receiving the message she is now preparing for her next audition which will be in front of the television show's judges Kyle Sandilands, Natalie Imbruglia, Guy Sebastian and Ronan Keating at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Saturday July 17.

Although Alice was initially reluctant to try out for the show, she has now realised the possibilities that it offers.

“I was excited and pretty happy,” Alice said.

“This is pretty cool and I actually want to do it now.”

Alice first found a passion for singing in year five at school.

She has since developed into a talented singer who performs regularly at local pubs in the Whitsundays.

Alice now hopes that her experience of performing at these venues and in the shower will wow the judges, despite the fact that she is only 16.

“I think it would be pretty good seeing their (the judges) faces and see what they think,” she said ahead of her next audition.

“If I don't get through it doesn't matter.

“At least I got somewhere.

“I just don't know what to wear.”

The X Factor will return to Channel Seven later this year after being off-air since 2005.


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