Have we got an X Factor star?

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Budding stars took to the stage for Calderdale’s very own version of the X Factor.

Bertie’s at Elland was the venue for Calderdale’s Got Talent.

Olivia Smith, aged 14

Olivia Smith, aged 14

The competition is run by staff from Co-operative Food Stores and is raising funds for Carers Trust - the Co-op’s charity of the year.

Halifax-born Josh Orme, 18, who now lives at Clayton, said his mum had encouraged him to take up singing lessons and it was his first audition.

He sang a dance song although he also sings jazz and swing. “I thought I would give it a go,” said Josh.

Olivia Smith, 14, of Elland, sang “Skinny Love” and the Brooksbank High School pupil was well received and got a “yes” vote from all four judges.

“I have auditioned for school competitions before and I really enjoyed it. It was a nice experience,” said Olivia.

Katie Porter and Natalie Johnston both work at the Co-op store at Stainland Road, Greetland, and they organised the event.

Katie said 10 finalists were chosen from the 18 entrants and they go through final night on September 6 at The Venue, Barkisland. The winner receives £250 and a trophy.

Judges were from the Co-op and Oscars Theatre Academy.