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Katie Smith from Stroud impresses The X Factor judges

Katie Smith
Katie Smith impressed Simon Cowell and the rest of the X Factor judges

A teenager from Kings Stanley near Stroud has made it through to the next round of The X Factor on ITV1.

Katie Smith, 17, who goes to Stroud High School, impressed the judges on the programme by singing a cover version of Use Somebody by Kings of Leon.

Her performance was enough to win her a place in the 'boot camp' stage of the competition.

Filming took place earlier this year but it has not been revealed whether she progresses any further in the contest.

Katie said it was an amazing experience to sing on stage in front of judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Louis Walsh and Pixie Lott:

"You feel like you're sat at home and you can see it on the telly because it's exactly as it looks on the TV.

It's so weird to think that I'm just a girl in the countryside and everyone in London is talking about me.
Katie Smith

"It doesn't feel like they're sat there actually talking to you."

Since her appearance on TV at the weekend Katie said reaction to it has "been crazy".

"When I was on the telly I had so many phone calls and texts it was mad. I was like 'yes, it is me!'

"I looked on the internet and Twitter and everyone's been commenting and tweeting about me, it's so weird to think that I'm just a girl in the countryside and everyone in London is talking about me on The X Factor.

"It's quite surreal."




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