‘X Factor’ contestant Hannah Kilminster may have claimed that she had little performing experience when she auditioned for the ITV talent show, but it turns out that may not be quite true.
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It has been revealed that the 30-year-old farmer has previously performed on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, and also sang with opera group Il Divo.
When Hannah appeared in front of judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora on Sunday’s show (6 September) - bowling them over with a rendition of Queen’s ‘Somebody To Love’ - she told them that living on a farm had given her little opportunity to perform.
"I haven't been to many auditions," she said. "Being stuck on a farm, you don't get many opportunities to sing - apart from to the animals."
However, The Mirror has unearthed her professional online CV, where her connections to Simon were exposed.
She’d shared the stage with him while performing as a backing vocalist on sister show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, while she also performed with the Syco label boss’s group Il Divo at the Royal Albert Hall.
The CV also states she’s had the lead role in a musical production of ‘Evita’, and was vocally trained at The Northern School of Classical Music and Drama.
Hannah's profile on performing website Starnow has since been deleted.
An ‘X Factor’ spokesperson has since defended Hannah’s experience, telling Digital Spy: "As an aspiring professional singer, Hannah has done occasional performing jobs in the past, but has never made a full time living out of it or done anything on the scale of her ‘X Factor’ audition."
Hannah isn't the only of this year's 'X Factor' acts to have had their reality TV history made public, though, after it emerged that girl group 4th Power had previously appeared on a talent show in South Korea.
‘The X Factor’ continues on Saturday (12 September) at 8pm on ITV.