Singers Amy Mottram and Luke White are fighting for a place in the X Factor finals
PUBLISHED: 11:35 01 October 2012 | UPDATED: 13:36 01 October 2012
Photographs & copy; Copyright Ken McKay 2012
Singers Amy Mottram and Luke White from Times Red are fighting for a chance to perform in the live X Factor shows.
Both Collier Row singers made it through to the judges’ shows, but were told on the show last night that they did not make it through to the live shows.
But in a twist, viewers saw that they along with two other acts are wildcards, and only one will make it through to the shows on Saturday.
During the show yesterday Tulisa Contostavlos was left in tears as she told Amy she had to let her go. She said she was not sure she had made the right decision.
Tulisa later said when she picked her as her wildcard: “She is such a good soul and she honestly deserves this.”
Amy’s mum Julie said: “Singing is all she has ever wanted to do. How many 16-year-olds can say they have had the chance to do what she is doing?
“She had never had a singing lesson before, but since going on the show she is really benefitting from the coaching in a short space of time.
“Amy needs as many votes as possible to help her stay in the competition.”
Meanwhile Luke White, 24, from band Times Red, faced disappointment for a second time as Louis Walsh told the group they did not make it through before they were also given a wildcard.
They were first brought back after another group had to leave at the judges’ houses stage.
Luke’s mum Linda said: “The first time they didn’t get through it was a big disappointment. Now they need everyone’s votes to help them.
“It’s amazing that he has been picked as a wildcard. It gives him another chance to be on the show. He has worked very hard, and he deserves it.
“The first time they didn’t get through it was a big disappointment. Now they need everyone’s votes to help them.”
Luke, a former Parklands School pupil, attended Hewitt Performing Arts School, in Romford from the age of five. He has been with Times Red for three years.
His mum said: “I cannot imagine him doing anything else. He was born for the stage and is a natural performer. That’s his world.”