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Gravesend’s Tamera Foster sets sights on X Factor Big Band week

PUBLISHED: 13:55 08 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:56 08 November 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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It’s Big Band week on Saturday’s X Factor and Gravesend’s Tamera Foster will be belting out Ella Fitzgerald’s Cry Me A River.

The 16-year-old won a shock sing-off on Sunday, winning the judges vote 3-1 over rivals Kingsland Road with her performance of Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing.

Her inclusion in the bottom two was described as a “shocker” by judge Gary Barlow, who was the only judge to vote against Tamera last weekend.

This week she told Metro that should would like to become the female Kanye West.

She said: “I love Kanye West’s new album and the beats that he puts down, they’re so different and out of the ordinary. I love things like that so I would love to do something like that.

“I’d want to kind of change up the female music industry. I would do RnB and hip-hop and that kind of thing and I would want my lyrics to mean something so they could connect with people and help them out in some way.”

Tamera, who studied at North West Kent College, remains second favourite to win the ITV talent show with the bookies - behind Sam Bailey.

However, Tamera is beaten by youngster Nicholas McDonald in the odds for the next contestant to leave the show.

It is thought her place in the bottom two was the result of viewers considering her safe after she impressed with version of Wishing On A Star by Rose Royce.

The X Factor airs at 8pm on Saturday.

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