Irish singer Deirdre Lawlor makes it to X Factor 2012 bootcamp (VIDEO)
Deirdre Lawlor has been revealed as the latest female contestant to make it through to this year’;s X Factor bootcamp round.
The 20 year old singer from Ballysheedy, Ireland was featured on last night’s Xtra Factor show, wowing the judges in London, where she tried out for the ITV series earlier this year.
The panel were visibly impressed as the brunette beauty took to the stage to perform What’s Up by the Four Non Blondes and after her performance Take That star Gary Barlow admitted that while one or two notes were ‘off’ he saw ‘lots of potential’ in Deirdre.
Former X Factor winner Leona Lewis was guest judging for the day and told Lawlor that she had enjoyed listening to her ‘beautiful’ vocals, she added:
“It sounded lovely.”
‘Young’ hitmaker Tulisa Contostavlos praised Deirdre’s “strong pop singing voice” but Louis Walsh seemed to be going all out to prove that he doesn’t praise Irish stars just because of their nationality and warned the hopeful that she needed a ‘lot of work’ on her performing skills, before adding:
“There’s something here.”
All four judges gave Deirdre a yes and she sailed through to bootcamp.
Speaking to her local newspaper The Limerick Post afterwards, she admitted that auditioning for The X Factor had always been a dream and one which she had almost realised a year earlier, explaining:
“I always knew I would do the X Factor.. ..I had an audition last year and the year before but I never went because I wasn’t ready. This year I felt I was ready and it all went very well”.
Did you enjoy Deirdre’s performance last night? Do you think she’s good enough to get to the live shows? Leave your comments below….
See who will be joining her in our full bootcamp lineup list here.