The Anglia region has got a pretty good track record of producing some of the X Factor's top contestants.
In past years, we've produced 2009 runner-up Olly Murs and 2010's winner, Matt Cardle, who both lived in Essex.
And now we're hoping for another big success in the form of Chelmsford barman Sam Callahan who's made it to the final seven.
Divya Kohli caught up with him to talk about his experience so far - and the importance of support back home.
Click below to watch Sam's chat with Divya Kohli