Who Is Holly Tandy? Meet The Youngest Contestant On The X Factor 2017

Holly Tandy X Factor 2017 (ITV Pictures, JG)

The 16-year-old is aiming to be one of Sharon Osbourne’s Girls at Judges Houses

Twitter: @TandyHolly

Age: 16

Bio: Holly is the youngest contestant on this year’s X Factor, having turned 16 during one of the shows, and still lives at home with her mum and dad.

She left school to become a performer, but assured the judges that her ambition goes beyond singing to empty rooms in working mens’ clubs. She credits her 85-year-old granddad – who used to sing in a band in his youth – as her inspiration.

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Yorkshire teenager Holly Tandy has taken @TheXFactor by storm this year but she’s not forgotten her roots… http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2017-10-13/x-factor-starlet-holly-tandy-goes-back-to-her-yorkshire-roots-ahead-of-judges-houses/ 

She is a Barnsley FC fan, and was spotted taking in a game at their home ground this past weekend.

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📸 | We were delighted to see @TandyHolly enjoying the game with us on Saturday! We wish you the best of luck in your X Factor journey 😁

What did Holly sing in her audition?

Her show-stopping performance of Alicia Key’s If I Ain’t Got You wowed the judges, and brought her granddad to tears backstage. Check it out below.

After receiving a unanimous “yes” from the judges she strolled through the Six Chair Challenge, and she will be in Sharon’s group for the Judges’ Houses stage.

The X Factor airs Saturdays and Sundays on ITV

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