X Factor star Grace Davies has said she would like to make it to the end of the ITV show after she wowed the judges on opening night.

The former warehouse worker received heaps of praise from Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger after performing her own song, ‘Roots’, for the first time.

Grace’s own roots can be traced back to growing up in Langho and performing in Clitheroe and Blackburn.

Speaking exclusively to the Lancashire Telegraph, the 20-year-old singer who is currently in the show's bootcamp, said: "The first time I started out in music was in year six when I starred as Nancy in the musical production of Oliver at St Leonards Primary School.

“I went on to study all performance based subjects at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School before finishing my time in education at St Mary’s College in Blackburn.

"One of my most memorable musical performances was at Reidy’s Home of Music store in Blackburn where I took part in a local competition.

"It was the first time I performed an original song.

"At the time I said to myself, 'This is definitely what I want to do'.

"I wanted to become a part of the music industry.

"When I was 17 I recorded an EP at the Grand in Clitheroe by myself.

"It was artists like Ella Fitzgerald that became an inspiration for my voice although I'm really loving London Grammar at the moment."

The X Factor audition stages came to a close last weekend and contestants selected from the early auditions are put through additional training at the X Factor bootcamp.

The bootcamp is broken down into two stages and consists of several different challenges.

Grace said: "After the audition I was buzzing for days. I couldn't sleep.

"It was amazing - really, really amazing.

"I was just on an absolute high waiting for it to be aired.

"Bootcamp has been really good and the challenges change every year.

"It was the first time I have performed with the other contestants.

"It was really nerve-wracking training up and not knowing what to expect but I have enjoyed it."

When asked whether the talented singer could win the competition, she replied: "Would I like to make it to the end of the competition? Of course I would."

Grace returned to her 'roots' last weekend when she met up with some friends in Darwen.

The 20-year-old singer said: "I was amazed how many people came and congratulated me and told me they had watched my audition on YouTube and shared it on Facebook.

"It was nice to see people from where I grew up."