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X Factor's Amy Mottram will carry on singing to achieve her dream

PUBLISHED: 15:06 10 October 2012

Amy Mottram is fighting for a place in the X Factor live shows after being picked as a wildcard

Amy Mottram is fighting for a place in the X Factor live shows after being picked as a wildcard

Photographs & copy; Copyright Ken McKay 2012

Collier Row singer Amy Mottram has said not getting through to X Factor's live shows will not stop her achieving her dream.

Amy Mottram and Luke White from band Times Red were among four wildcards chosen after the judges’ houses stage of the competition last week.

After a week of public voting only one act was able to join the 12 other X Factor finalists in the show and singer Chris Maloney had secured enough public votes to stay in the competition.

Amy said: “I was absolutely gutted when they announced I didn’t get through. I feel bad for everyone who voted for me.

“But I feel like I have got this far and I am only 16. I have got a good future ahead of me; I just want to carry on singing and try and get there another way.

“I am glad I have had so much support, and that really helps, and I have been working with the best vocal coaches who taught me how to breathe properly when singing, which I didn’t do before.”

She added: “I have also met the most amazing people, and the hardest thing was saying bye to them on Monday.

“I’m no worse off than I was when I started, and I have had an amazing journey along the way.”

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