X Factor’s Tamera Foster in ‘car crash’ performance, but Gravesend girl survives

PUBLISHED: 08:09 25 November 2013 | UPDATED: 08:10 25 November 2013

Tamera Foster

Tamera Foster

Gravesend’s Tamera Foster forgot her lyrics for a third time this weekend, as she survived another week on the X Factor.

The 16-year-old made it through to the final five despite her live brain-freeze while performing James Arthur’s Impossible during the ITV talent show’s 10th anniversary night.

Tamera has struggled with remembering her words since her first arena audition, when she left the stage after fluffing the lines of Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing, and again during Shirley Bassey’s Diamonds Are Forever last week.

She entered the live shows as favourite to win, but her battle with song lyrics has seen her slip behind rivals Sam Bailey and Nicholas McDonald with bet makers.

Speaking after her performance on Saturday night, judge Gary Barlow said: “It’s hard to watch, it’s really hard to watch. I don’t know how to solve this problem. On the live shows it’s excruciating watching a car crash happen.”

Louis Walsh added: “It’s so frustrating to watch someone who can be a potential superstar messing up her words. You can’t do it any more.”

However, despite the lyric hiccup - Tamera will now sing once again next weekend as the final approaches.

Check back later in the week to find out what the former Northfleet School for Girls student will be singing on Saturday.

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