So. Fla. teen auditions for X Factor
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A South Florida teenager is singing for stardom on the X Factor.
Celine Polenghi is 16 years old, doesn't have her driver's license, but can sing like a superstar.
Demi Lovato: "Hello, what is your name?"
Celine Polenghi: "My name is Celine Polenghi."
The South Florida diva is about to wow the X-Factor judges.
Simon Cowell: "Do you think you can win?
Celine Polenghi: "I do."
Polenghi's not kidding. The Key Biscayne songbird is living the dream "When I was backstage, I was a nervous wreck, but when I walked on stage a sense of relief took over, and I felt the nerves go away," said Polenghi.
Polenghi's has been singing since she was 4 years old, but it wasn't until she won her sixth grade talent show that she thought she could make this dream come true.
About her song choice, "When You Believe," Simon Cowell said, "I think you are very cool. I love the fact that you were brave enough to sing that song. I see a future pop star standing in front of me."
"I chose the song because my mom sang it to me since I was 8 years old," Polenghi said. "I hold that song very close to my heart, so I decided to sing it."
Polenghi is hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year's South Florida star Lauren Jauregui. Her X Factor group Fifth Harmony is blowing up on the pop charts. "Actually, Lauren Jauregui went to the same school as I did, so it's very inspiring to know that someone as similar to me in age, you know, is pursuing this career, and is actually going far in it, and I find that very admirable," said Polenghi.
Polenghi's X Factor audition is tonight at 8 p.m. on Channel 7.
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