‘People work their whole lives for your talent, that was amazing!’ 16-year-old Amelia wows X Factor judges as they agree 'a star is born'

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A star is born: 16-year-old Amelia Lily wows the judges with her incredible singing ability

She might only be 16-years-old but one X Factor contestant has blown the judges away so much so it seems they are all vying for the Girls category.

In fact Amelia Lily’s performance of Beverly Knight’s A Piece of My Heart left Gary stating that she was exactly the reason that he has signed up as a judge on the X Factor.

Gary gushed: ‘Oh my Goodness, 16-years-old that was incredible. That absolutely lifted the top off this arena, well done. Amazing vocals. Amelia I am blown away.’

And Tulisa was equally complementary of her talent and was like the other judges amazed at her age, given her strong vocal ability.

The N-Dubz singer said: ‘People work their whole lives and take forever to get to that level that you are at now, you’ve come on that stage so much older than you years.

She added: ‘That was amazing you blew up the stage, your energy was off the chain, well done.’

Amazing talent: The teenager took to the stage to sing Beverly Knight's A Piece Of My Heart during the Liverpool leg of the auditions

Before the teenager took to the stage she said her father offered her the support and encouragement to audition for the show.

She said: ‘I’m overwhelmed but you have to go out there and give it rock all as my dad would say.’

Amazed: Tulisa couldn't believe that Amelia was just sixteen years old and said: 'People work their whole lives and take forever to get to that level you're at now,' adding: 'That was amazing'

Proud parents: Backstage her mother and father looked delighted as she performed and were even happier when she got four yeses from the judges

As she sang her first few notes Gary was seen nodding at the others and Tulisa and Kelly sported huge grins across their faces.

Amelia Lily appeared overwhelmed by the attention and thanked the positive reaction and had to fight back the tears as the judges gushed about her performance.

Blown away: Gary was overwhelmed by her performance and said: 'Oh my Goodness, 16-years-old that was incredible. That absolutely lifted the top off this arena, well done. Amazing vocals. Amelia I am blown away'

Kelly told her: 'I'm still having a hard time understanding that you're 16-years-old with such a natural gift, your energy was great, you've got this big beautiful voice with so much soul beyond your years, you were born to do this.'

She later added: 'You have only just scratched the surface, that's what's got me so amazed.'

And Gary told the teen: 'This is the reason I wanted to sit on this chair, to discover talent like this.'

Amazing: After being so well-received Amelia told Dermot: 'That is what I want to do for the rest of my life'

After receiving four Yeses from the judges and exited the stage Louis remarked that the girls category was the one to watch. He said: 'The girls, that catergory, wow, wow, wow.'

As she greeted her parents backstage Amelia told Dermot that the experience was 'amazing'.

She added: 'This is what I want for the rest of my life, it's just unbelievable.

What's in the box? Birthday girl Tulisa was gifted with a huge present from the other judges as they started their day in Liverpool

'I got a man': Tulisa seemed happy with her half naked butler and she and Kelly wasted no time in getting hands on with him

Earlier in the show Tulisa was presented with a very special gift to celebrate her birthday from the rest of the judges, as they started their day at Liverpool.

The N-Dubz singer was presented with a huge present which she was nervous about opening.

She took off the lid to reveal her very own naked butler, who was on hand to tend to her every need throughout the day.

Kelly told her: 'You can touch it, you can play with if if you like, feel and touch.'

Through to bootcamp: Hairdresser Marcus Collins wowed the judges and 19-year-old Emma Wright also got yeses from the judges going through to the next stage of the competition

As the judges took the stage they were greeted with the first act of the day, hairdresser Marcus Collins.

And the 23-year-old didn't disappoint as he wowed the judges with his unique singing ability and sparkling personality.

Following his performance Tulisa told him: 'I didn't even feel like you were auditioning, I felt like I had come to see you perform, that's how it felt, you were so comfortable up there, you literally owned the stage, loved it. That was outstanding.'

Falling flat: Tara Burgin failed to impress the judges with her tone-deaf rendition of Beyonce's Crazy In Love

Not impressed: Kelly didn't appreciate the audition saying she preferred her sisters version while Gary clearly didn't know where to look

19-year-old Emma Wright also bagged herself a spot at boot camp after singing Christina Aguilera's Aint No Other Man which left Tulisa calling her a little pop star.

But it was not good news for Tara Burgin who left the judges unimpressed with her rendition of Beyonce's hit Crazy in Love.

Kelly hide behind a piece of paper while Gary clearly did not know where to look while Tara was shaking her bottom.

Shaky start: Jonjo Kerr, had a shaky start and was given a second chance to impress the judges

Not sure: Tulisa and Louis were not sure after Jonjo failed to sing in time to his song on his first attempt

The former Destiny's Child singer told Tara that she prefered her sister's version of the song and the 29-year-old left disappointed.

After a shaky star and a second chance Jonjo Kerr, 27, from Birmingham managed to get through to the next round with his performance of Stereophonics song Handbags and Gladrags.

Through: Jonjo, who revealed his pregnant wife was 14 days to her due date and managed to convince the judges to put him through to bootcamp

Kelly was moved to tears and said: 'I was so happy to see you come out of yourself for just that second and that moment you just seemed so happy, so I was happy for you.'

And the other judges agreed with Miss Rowland and the soilder was sent through to boot camp.

Amelia Lilly on the X Factor 2011