Carolina Alvares, Commercial Music BA Honours student, is through to the Judges’ House with her group Four of Diamonds on ITV’s talent show X Factor.

After wowing the X Factor judges during the auditions, including Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne, Four of Diamonds sang ‘Stop’ by Jamelia in the SSE Arena in Wembley, London, as part of the Six-Chair Challenge last weekend.

Sharon Osbourne told the girl group that “you’ve got really good vocals going on here”, while Nicole Scherzinger praised them for giving a “solid performance” and having something “really cool” and “classy” about them.

Louis Walsh ended anticipation by saying “I think we’ve got something good here. I think we’ve found it, I want you to take the last seat”, sending Four of Diamonds through to the next round.

Four of Diamonds including Westminster student with Louis Walsch

Caroline said: “Singing in front of 5,000 people was the most amazing experience. The judges gave us really good comments after our performance and although we were happy when Louis first gave us a seat, we knew we were not safe as we could have been swapped out at any time. The sing-off with the other two girl groups was the most nerve-racking part as the talent was so high. We are ecstatic about going to Judges’ Houses now - our dreams are so close to coming true!”

Caroline’s tutor in the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, Kienda Hoji, previously said: “Totally proud to see Caroline and Four of Diamonds auditioning for X Factor and getting through this far. We hope people will see the true talent she is.”

Securing a place in the Judges’ House, Four of Diamonds will appear in Louis Walsh’s house this weekend.

Last year two Westminster student groups participated in ITV’s X factor reaching the Six-Chair Challenge stage. Girl group Melody Stone including Abigail Chola Pule and Nicole Nyantakyi, both Commercial Music Performance BMus Honours graduates, and boy group BELKN Mile including Lawrence Rowe, graduate of the same course, participated in the show. Another Commercial Music Performance BMus Honours student Emmanuel Nwamadi came third in the live finals of BBC’s The Voice UK 2015.

You can follow Four of Diamonds’ X Factor journey on the group’s social media pages:

Facebook: @fourofdiamonds

Instagram: @fourofdiamondsoffical

Twitter: @fourofdiamonds_


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