Duo determined to pass X Factor test

A TEENAGE singing duo from Hinchingbrooke School are preparing for their television debut after getting through to the second round of the X Factor auditions. Rachel Naylor and Jess Brierley, who are both 16, will test their talent in front of judges Simo

A TEENAGE singing duo from Hinchingbrooke School are preparing for their television debut after getting through to the second round of the X Factor auditions.

Rachel Naylor and Jess Brierley, who are both 16, will test their talent in front of judges Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh on Sunday, June 10.

Jess, who is from Southoe, said they now had ambitions of making it through to the final, televised stages of the competition.

She told The Hunts Post: "I'm really excited, as I loved the last series of X Factor but I'm also nervous as we still haven't even picked our audition song yet."

The pair, who named themselves The Dischords after they saw a poster for a band by a similar name, were put through to the second round of auditions by X Factor producers afrer singing Lutricia McNeal's Stranded.

Rachel, from Godmanchester, said: "We were both shocked when the producers of the show put us through as we really didn't think they would.

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"There was a lady who went before us and she had an amazing voice but she didn't get through."

The pair, who are both still doing their GCSEs, have already been followed round and interviewed by X Factor television crews in preparation for their audition.

Jess added: "It was really weird being followed round by television crews and I still can't believe we are going to be on television with the X Factor judges.

"But I don't like Louis Walsh as he seems to pick on the younger contestants and got rid of someone from the last series just because they were 16.

"I would be really disappointed if we didn't get through."

The girls will be joined by 15 of their friends when they travel by train to Wembley Conference Centre, in London, for their audition.

INFORMATION: To find out more about The X Factor visit www.xfactor.tv

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