Bella Penfold is something of a worldy character, counting Farnborough, Kent and even Spain on the list of places she's lived in the past. But now calling Essex her home, she believes the time is right to make a big impression on The X Factor.
Living with her mum and little brother, Bella is a musical theatre teacher and hotel singer. She calls herself a split personality musically, with half of her loving house and rave music, and the other a fan of jazz.
She says her Gran is her biggest inspiration, and has promised that when she makes it big as a singer they'll live together on Sunset Boulevard. She is also very close with her mum, and often plays pranks on her. "I chucked a bucket of water over her when she was sunbathing yesterday. She's a good laugh!"