Disabled 'The X- Factor' singer's fourth audition lucky

A disabled singer has won through to the second round of this year's 'The X-Factor' after her fourth audition.

Alicia Leston-Rama, 24 - who is paralysed from the neck down - has performed for judges in the show's Cardiff auditions for the last four years, but was only given the go-ahead to appear in the second round of auditions this year.

Alicia -who brought friends Ellie and Yaz and two carers to the auditions for support - said: "I sang 'Part of Your World' from my favourite Disney film, 'The Little Mermaid'."

Alicia was paralysed in a car accident when she was two, leaving her wheelchair bound. She has previously said she practices for 'The X Factor' by singing karaoke as often as she can.

Meanwhile last year's winner of show, Alexandra Burke, has returned home to London after completing her debut album in the US.

Alexandra, 20, wrote on her website: "It feels so good to be home. It just felt amazing to be on UK soil.

"I can't believe how fast this year has gone. I can't wait for this album to be finished and I'm having an amazing time creating it. This is a real dream."

Auditions for 'The X Factor' take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, today. The show will be officially launched in late August.

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