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Coxhoe's Sam Lavery performs in live X Factor shows

Sam's mum and grandfather talk to ITV Tyne Tees Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Good luck to 17-year-old Samantha Lavery as she performs in the X Factor live shows tonight.

The teenager from Coxhoe in County Durham is being mentored by Simon Cowell in the girls category.

Her mum Tracey Lavery and grandfather Ernie Peachey joined our very own Helen Pearson and Ian Payne, and told them the "whole of Coxhoe" is behind Sam:

"Everywhere you go you see her name up in the banners and vote for Sam. People have taken to her because she's such a likeable girl."

– Ernie Peachey

Sam Lavery in X Factor's official final 12 video

Samantha Lavery, 17, of Coxhoe in County Durham, features in The X Factor's official video for the final 12 contestants. The remaining acts have made a video to Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop the Feeling.

It has been released ahead of this weekend's first live shows where she will compete to be crowned winner and bag a recording contract.

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Five yeses after X Factor shock proposal

ITV viewers took to Twitter to congratulate singing North East couple 'He Knows She Knows' after a shock proposal in The X Factor audition room.

Silvar Laidlow proposed to Sharna Bowman after they impressed the judges with their version of Justin Bieber's Love Yourself. Before leaving the room, Silvar produced a ring and kneeled down, a shaking Sharna said "yes" and rushed to show the judges her engagement ring.

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