Will 'unwell' Louisa Johnson recover in time for X Factor final?

When you’re days away from the X Factor Final at Wembley Arena – aka, the BIGGEST performance of your life – the last thing you’d want would be a sore voice. It seems finalist Louisa Johnson is taking no risks, after cancelling a live performance for fans.

Though she was scheduled to sing live at a gig in her honour in Liverpool on Wednesday evening, the 17-year-old has had to pull out amid health concerns, and has been ordered to stay in bed.

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Speaking to the Radio Times website, a spokesperson for Louisa stated: ‘Unfortunately Louisa is unwell and we have been advised by doctors that she currently needs to be on bed and voice rest ahead of this weekend’s final.

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‘We’re sorry to disappoint anyone who was looking forward to supporting her at her performance in Liverpool today.

Louisa, a student from Essex, apologised and explained the situation to her 144,000 followers on Twitter: ‘So sorry that I’m missing tonight in Liverpool! Need to be on strict voice rest ahead of the biggest week of my life, it needs to be perfect.’

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Though it must have been disappointing for those with tickets, support has been flooding in from fans who want her to put her health first:


Along with fellow power vocalist, Ché Chesterman and party starters Reggie ‘N’ Bollie, Louisa will be singing in front of over 12,000 people in the Wembley Arena on the weekend – and it has been rumored that she’ll be singing a duet with former winner, Leona Lewis. Amazing!

Here’s hoping Louisa gets better soon – we want you to be fighting fit for the final!

Nicole Vassell