Stars praise Samantha Lavery after X Factor live show

Teenage singer Samantha Lavery's X Factor adventure looks set to go on after her appearance in the first live show.

Sunday, 9th October 2016, 10:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 5:24 pm
Samantha Lavery sang Impossible on last night's X Factor live show.

The 17-year-old from Coxhoe, Durham, who only made it through thanks to a 'wildcard', performed Shontelle's Impossible.

Judge Simon Cowell commented afterwards that "the wildcards are smashing it tonight."

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After her performance, showbiz stars were fulsome in their praise for Samantha on social media platform Twitter.

2012 X Factor winner James Arthur, whose version of Impossible was his debut single, said: "Well done @SamLavery_ you did a great job of impossible it's a super hard song to sing! Very brave."

Former X Factor mentor Sinitta said: "@TheXFactor this girl literally blew the roof off of here ! How does it sound on tv?! @SamLavery_ and love her undone look cool."

Geordie Shore reality star Holly Hagan said: "@SamLavery_ absolutely smashed it girl doing the north east proud #xfactor."

Samantha herself Tweeted: "Tonight was the biggest and best night of my life! Thanks for believing in me!"

Another said: "Having the most amazing experience and this journey is literally out of this world! THANK YOU SO MUCH!"

And she still wasn't over the feeling of euphoria this morning, writing: "Still on such a buzz from last night. It was the most amazing feeling in the world! Thank you for all the support!!"

The X Factor returns tonight at 8pm, where the first act will leave the show after a public vote.

Novelty pair Bratavio are the early bookies' favourites to be booted off the show, with William Hill making them 11/10 to be leaving the programme.