Collier Row singers shine during The X Factor - with Amy Mottram through to judges’ houses stage

Collier Row was the focus of some new singing talent as three singers were featured on The X Factor show over the weekend.

Amy Mottram impressed judges during both boot camp stages and made it through to the judges’ houses.

She sang her rendition of Stronger by Kelly Clarkson and judge Nicole Scherzinger, who said: “If we’re picking only the best, she’s the best. She’s got a voice.”

She will be hoping Tulisa Contostavlos will pick her for a chance to sing in the live finals.

She was joined during the show by florist Tasha Leigh, who unfortunately failed to impress and was send home during the first stage of boot camp and was sent home.


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Meanwhile, Luke White, 25, who grew up in Collier Row, seemed to do really well with his band Times Red, who were told they would not be going through to the judges’ houses show.

But in a shock twist, a preview for next week’s programme showed the band performing in Las Vegas for Louis Walsh’s ‘groups’ category.

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Luke said: “It was gutting to find out that we weren’t through to the judges’ houses; we’d been working towards it for years.

“But, we got on with it and started thinking about our lives outside of The X Factor. About a month passed and then we got a phone call; I was in Ireland visiting friends at the time. We then called each other and went mental.

“It was so amazing. We think that the experience has helped us to come back stronger than ever – getting thrown out the first time has made us really appreciate how lucky we are!”

Joe Cox, from Upminster, who was also on the show, got through to the second stage of boot camp, but did not manage to equal his success of last year when he made it to the judges’ houses.

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