Gravesend’s Tamera Foster received mixed reviews for Beyonce X Factor rendition

PUBLISHED: 10:57 28 October 2013 | UPDATED: 10:57 28 October 2013

Tamera Foster on X Factor. Pic from ITV/Tom Dymond

Tamera Foster on X Factor. Pic from ITV/Tom Dymond

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Gravesend’s Tamera Foster is through the latest round of the X Factor - but received mixed reviews from the judges for her rendition of Beyonce’s Listen.

Take That’s Gary Barlow suggested she was trying to be Beyonce, adding: “This show is called the X Factor, there were elements of that performance which reminded me of Stars In Their Eyes.”

The 16-year-old North West Kent College student received generally favourable reviews from the other judges for Saturday’s performance.

Louis Walsh said: “Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better. You stole the show.”

Sharon Osbourne added: “If I had to put together the ideal popstar it would be you, you have everything going for you. I just need more soul.”

Afterwards Tamera, who went to Northfleet School for Girls, said she was happy with her performance of the Dreamgirls track in the Movie Week-themed show - and expected the Beyonce comparisons.

She is still the favourite to win the competition despite Barlow’s comments.

Girl group Miss Dynamix was voted out following last night’s sing-off.

Check out Tamera’s performance on Saturday.


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