X Factor: meet the twelve finalists through to the live shows

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X Factor: meet the twelve finalists through to the live shows

The Girls – Abi Alton

Age: 19

Occupation: Morrison's sales assistant

Abi has been doing gigs at local venues in preparation for her X Factor auditions. The 19-year-old hopeful knows last year's winner James Arthur as a result of them both living in the same area and performing together at local gigs and jam nights.

Abi, who writes her own songs and plays the guitar and piano, wowed the judges at the arena audience with a self-penned song about heartbreak. During the audition, the songstress broke down after she sang about a boy who had broken her heart.

"Vocally my audition at Judges' Houses wasn't perfect, but I think it was the emotion I put into the song that got me through," said Abi. "I was so nervous at the thought of getting a 'no'." Photo: © ITV