X Factor's Stephanie Nala: "I found going solo hard"

Published Thursday, Oct 2 2014, 17:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor's Stephanie Nala first found fame in the band The Luminites, who were in the final of Britain's Got Talent, but has since gone solo, which she admits has been hard.

After the band split earlier this year, Stephanie decided to go it alone and described how tough it was, saying: "I found the pressure hard. If you mess up, only you mess up and nobody else."

Stephanie Nala at judge's house, X Factor 2014

© ITV / Syco / Thames TV

Luckily, she had Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's support at the audition, who told the singer: "I understand the pressure you're under because I was in a band and when I left, I hated it."

Stephanie added: "It's really different because I had people around me all the time before. I didn't really move when I was in the band. I used to be quite still. But as a soloist obviously you have to keep people entertained."

Although the band parted ways, the 20-year-old brunette confirmed they're all still pals, saying: "Musically The Luminites all wanted different things. I think when you're in a band you have to all agree for it to work. We're all still friends though."

And despite her nerves of doing it alone, she wowed judges at her audition and secured four yeses, before going on to bag a place at the Judges' Houses in a hope to impress Cheryl and Tinie Tempah.

She's no stranger to mingling with stars, either. Lucky Stephanie has even met One Direction and admitted that hunky Harry Styles is her favourite - us too!

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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