Chelsea Redfern: X Factor misery inspired BGT audition

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 April 2012
Chelsea Redfern

Chelsea Redfern

Chelsea Redfern's 'X Factor' disappointment in 2011 spurred her on to audition for this year's 'Britain's Got Talent', which saw her wow the judges with a rendition of Prince's 'Purple Rain'

Chelsea Redfern's 'X Factor' disappointment spurred her on to audition for 'Britain's Got Talent'.

The 18-year-old brunette wowed 'BGT' judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden with her performance of Prince's 'Purple Rain' on Saturday night's (07.04.12) show, but she was more anxious trying out in front of Simon than she was taking part in last year's 'X Factor'.

She said: "I got to Boot Camp last year on 'X Factor' but I didn't get to the judges houses. It was really disappointing but it gave me more want to come back and do it again.

"I was more nervous auditioning for Simon Cowell but it did give me a bit of help.

"I was so nervous, it was unbelievable. I didn't really think I was going to be as nervous as I was but I stepped out and saw Simon."

Chelsea received four yeses from the 'Britain's Got Talent' judging quartet and she was particularly "thankful" to Simon for boosting her confidence by describing her as someone who looks and sounds like a popstar.

She explained: "I'll always keep my feet on the ground. I was so thankful that he said that to me, he gave me so much confidence and belief."

Chelsea revealed she was inspired to continue her lifetime singing dream by watching her grandmother performing and comparing in her younger years.

Speaking on ITV1's 'Lorraine', she added: "My nan is just amazing. I've always watched her since I was young and she's just an inspiration. She did comparing when she was younger.

"She was just so proud afterwards and said I was great."

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