X marks the spot for group

A HUNTINGDON girl and her band, Blush, have made it through to The X Factor boot camp. The girls appeared on the ITV television programme on Saturday and were delighted when they found they had won through to the next round. One of the band s founder-memb

A HUNTINGDON girl and her band, Blush, have made it through to The X Factor boot camp.

The girls appeared on the ITV television programme on Saturday and were delighted when they found they had won through to the next round.

One of the band's founder-members, Susan Saunders, 23, from Huntingdon, who sings with her sister, Nicole, 24, said: "We were overjoyed but not surprised. We worked incredibly hard in the short time we had."

Also in the band is Lucy Nelson, 23, who like Nicole is a dancer at the Liquid nightclub- in Peterborough, and new member, Becca Evans, 21.

The boot camp is based at a house in Oxfordshire and contestants stay there between one and five days, until they are booted out by the judges, Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh.

The contestants spend their day rehearsing, auditioning and filming and there are eliminations every day.

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Susan said: "The days are long but they vary from day to day. Being there with the rest of the band and getting to meet the rest of the cast that will make up this year's X Factor was the best bit. It's been fantastic."

Asked for celebrity gossip and tales of bad behaviour, Susan, an administrator for the insurance broker, the BGL Group, said her lips were sealed.

"Yeah, there was some misbehaving at boot camp but we couldn't possibly disclose what it was without getting into a lot of trouble."

Her advice to future contestants is: "Just go for it. You cannot win or even stand a chance without auditioning.

"We hope you will see us on telly again, but in what capacity we cannot say.

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