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X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson 'does Liverpool proud'

Rebecca performing at the 2010 X Factor final

Rebecca Ferguson may have lost the X Factor final but her dance teacher is predicting "a brilliant career".

The 24-year-old singer from Anfield in Liverpool was pipped at the post by the ultimate winner Matt Cardle.

Rebecca accepted her defeat graciously saying, "I'm so happy, so grateful and Matt's amazing. I'm just so happy to have got this far."

Her dance teacher Stephanie Pritchard watched her performance as part of the live audience link up in Liverpool.

Stephanie, who taught Rebecca when she was a teenager at the Starlite School of Performing Arts in Garston, said she thought that it was just the start of Rebecca's career in the music industry.

"This won't stop her, she is amazing," she said.

"She didn't need to win this because she's talented and she's got Liverpool behind her. She'll have a brilliant career."

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