Amy Mottram will return to her old Romford school tomorrow as part of her X Factor campaign

Collier Row singer Amy Mottram will be returning to her old school tomorrow as part of her campaign to win a place in the live shows.

The former Bower Park School pupil was picked as one of four wildcards on Sunday’s show and must win enough public votes this week before the winner is announced on Saturday. Only the act with the most votes will continue in the competition.

The other wildcards are: Christopher Maloney (in the overs category); Adam Burridge (boys); and Times Red (groups).

The group includes Luke White, 24, also from Collier Row, and a former Parklands School pupil, who has also been campaigning for votes to help keep his group in the competition this week.

Amy said: “I can’t wait to go back to my hometown of Romford and to my old school. I am so excited and I am hoping Essex will get behind me as I would love to become the 13th finalist on The X Factor and I promise that I’ll give it my all if I get the chance.”


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Mary Morrison, headteacher of Bower Park School, said: “We are very excited about seeing Amy. With Amy, what you see is what you get. She’s a humble, beautiful girl and she was a model pupil. We are looking forward to welcoming her back to her second home.”

Amy, 16, left Bower Park School in the summer after completing her GCSEs.

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On last weekend’s show, Amy and Tulisa were both in tears when Tulisa told her she wasn’t in her final three.

But Tulisa turned up at Amy’s home on their return from St Lucia, to tell her that she had another chance to make it to the live shows.

Nicknamed ‘Essex Adele’ she has won various talent competitions across Essex and her dream is to perform at The Brits.

Tulisa said: “I want people to vote for Amy because she deserves to be in the competition. She is so talented and she is one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever met. She is such a good soul and she honestly deserves this.

“I said it to her, I’ve said it to everyone and I’ll say it again, I’m just devastated that I couldn’t be the one to bring her through so I hope the public vote for her.”

To vote for Amy you can call 09020 50 51 18 from a landline, or 650 5118 from a mobile.

For Times Red call 09020 50 51 20, or 650 5120.

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