Coxhoe singer Samantha Lavery, 17, is through to the live shows on The X Factor. Her mother, Tracey Lavery, told us just how proud she is.Read the full story ›
Three acts in each category - girls, boys, groups, and the over 25s - were selected after performing at the four judges' houses.Read the full story ›
County Durham's Samantha Lavery will go through to the Judges' Houses round of The X Factor competition thanks to a wildcard.Read the full story ›
There was disappointment for Gateshead teacher Melissa Pedro as she left the ITV show during the Six Chair Challenge.Read the full story ›
Coxhoe teen Samantha Lavery and Gateshead teacher Melissa Pedro made it through to the 'six chair challenge' on this year's The X Factor.Read the full story ›
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.
Coxhoe teenager Samantha Lavery walked out of the audition room with four 'yes' votes from the celebrity judging panel.
Well, it wasn't just Nicole, Sharon, Louis and Simon who were impressed. Twitter users were very active in tweeting their adoration for the 16-year-old singer. Samantha has called the experience 'amazing and overwhelming'.
Local music fans spotted Coxhoe teenager Samantha Lavery, who looks just like former Geordie judge Cheryl, on an advert for The X Factor during Good Morning Britain this morning.
The X Factor returns on Saturday night and it looks like the North East will have an act in the mix!
X Factor winner Ben Haenow has been speaking to Rachel Sweeney about his new album, the shock of fame and what to expect from his arena set.Read the full story ›