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X Factor’s Archway barmaid “is a star”

PUBLISHED: 18:24 21 October 2011

Sophie Habibis makes it through on last week's show.Photo by Ken McKay/TalkbackThames / Rex Features (1470861di); Judges, Kelly Rowland and Sophie Habibis; 'The X Factor' TV Programme, Results Show Live, Fountain Studios, London, Britain. - 16 Oct 2011

Sophie Habibis makes it through on last week's show.Photo by Ken McKay/TalkbackThames / Rex Features (1470861di); Judges, Kelly Rowland and Sophie Habibis; 'The X Factor' TV Programme, Results Show Live, Fountain Studios, London, Britain. - 16 Oct 2011

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X Factor barmaid Sophie Habibis continued to win praise as she made it through to the third live show at the weekend.

Sophie, 19, who formerly worked in the Whittington Stone pub in Highgate Hill, Archway, and is from Tufnell Park, belted out Where Ever You Will Go by The Calling during Saturday night’s show.

While all the judges praised her flawless vocals, Gary Barlow suggested that she is missing “a little spark” and Louis Walsh said she needed to “speak up a little more.”

But Kelly Rowland told her: “Tonight you brought it up a couple of notches. Your voice doesn’t make you a normal person, it makes you a star.”


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