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The X Factor 2014: Lauren Platt spotlight

We find out more about the youngest contestant in the Girls category.

Lauren Platt

Now we know the identities of The X Factor 2014 final 12 we’re going to be bringing you a lot more information about them ahead of the first live shows of the series this weekend.

First up is 16-year-old Lauren Platt from Essex who is the youngest contestant in the Girls category. Lauren will be mentored by Cheryl and has received great feedback from the judges, and the audiences, throughout her X Factor journey so far.

Talking about looking forward to the live shows Hannah said, “I’m looking forward to the performances. Getting out there and singing in front of ten million people! That sounds insane. I’ll have nerves but if I didn’t, that would be really strange. I’ll just go out there and give everything I’ve got.”

Ahead of the live shows Lauren, along with the other contestants, has gone through the X Factor makeover process and she loves it. “I’m excited. I love change. I’ve been dyeing my hair every colour of the rainbow since I was about ten years old. I am really excited for that, actually. I’d do whatever they wanted me to, within reason! Maybe not shaving my head. But I’m happy to experiment.”

Lauren also revealed that he family went crazy when she told them the news that she’d got through to the live shows. “I’ve never heard people going so bonkers. My mum and dad were there, my little brother, grandparents, some close friends. I didn’t know they would all be there together, I thought it would just be my mum and dad. It could have been awkward if I’d not gone through! But it was great.”

The X Factor 2014’s first live show is on ITV at 7.30pm on Saturday. Watch Lauren’s judges’ houses performance below:

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