X Factor's Lauren Platt: "I auditioned for EastEnders"

Published Wednesday, Oct 1 2014, 20:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor's Lauren Platt may be in the limelight now for her singing talents, but she nearly found fame in EastEnders!

The Essex teen has revealed that she once auditioned for the role of Louise Mitchell, who is Phil and Lisa Mitchell's daughter in the BBC soap.

Lauren Platt at judge's house, X Factor 2014

© ITV / Syco / Thames TV

Despite making the final five, she didn't end up bagging the job, explaining: "My best friend got it. She was so right for the part it's unreal! You learn to be happy for other people."

But Lauren was clearly set out to achieve in the music scene instead. She got four 'yeses' with her performance of Queen Latifah's 'I Know Where I Have Been' and has since been put through to the Judges' Houses.

Gearing up for her next performance to Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in Niece, she said: "Over the past few years I've seen so many people crash and burn at Judges' Houses. I'm just going to enjoy it. If I didn't get through, I'd never walk away feeling bitter towards the other contestants."

And wise comments like that make you forget that Lauren is only 16, but she's explained why she's already got her head screwed on: "I was always quite independent anyway and my dad wasn't really around, so because I'm the oldest child I took on the role of the man of the house!"

We're sure that Lauren's sensible mind will help her think straight when she's serenading Cheryl and Tinie Tempah in the South of France!

Who is your favourite X Factor 2014 judge so far? Answer in our poll!

Who is your favourite X Factor 2014 judge so far? Answer in our poll!
Simon Cowell: The original and the best25.05%
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: Glad to have her back36.66%
Mel B: She's a breath of fresh air29.82%
Louis Walsh: Familiarity is comforting8.47%

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