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 – Hannah Barrett

Age: 17

Occupation: Student

Music is something that has always been close to Hannah's heart after she lost her father when she was only nine years old. He was her musical inspiration and introduced her to artists like Ella Fitzgerald and Lauren Hill.

Hannah currently lives in temporary accommodation for young adults, following a difficult relationship with her mother at home, but since doing The X Factor, Hannah feels as though the competition has brought her and her mother close together again.

"My mum is really old fashioned and comes from a very strict Caribbean background," said Hannah. She's not the type to say 'I'm proud of you' or anything like that. Our relationship will take a long time to get to the point where we're inseparable, but we're working on it."

"It's so crazy my dream is becoming a reality," said Hannah. "The stage is my home so I'm looking forward to getting on that stage and tearing it up." Photo: © ITV