They changed the rules this year to enable people as young as fourteen to enter and participate. While I have reservations about this, it did enable us to see a girl called Emily on the first show of the series.
Emily is the youngest contestant ever on The X Factor being just fourteen at the time of her audition.
Her story was even more interesting as she’d had a near death experience a year before coming on the show, suffering from a ruptured appendix.
My problem with the new rule is that these are kids entering. Is it right to submit children to this cut-throat process, and the whims of the judges Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell & Danni Minogue?