Campbelltown pair wow on The X-Factor

IT'S no secret Campbelltown Performing Arts High School is a breeding ground for some serious talent.

Year 9 student Jai Waetford has already attracted a lot of attention as one of the faces of the newest season of The X-Factor, which premiered on Monday night.

However, he's not the only one in the spotlight, with year 12 student Temy Ntshangase also set to make an appearance on the hit Channel 7 show.

Temy, 17, of Leumeah, will perform alongside three other girls in the ensemble Adira Belle.

She said her dad's side of the family had a very musical background and she began singing at the age of two.

Originally from Africa, she moved to England at age seven and to Australia when she was 11 to start high school.

Along with studying for her HSC, the singer still manages to find the time to rehearse and practise with the group.

Temy said ensemble members were very excited to be part of the show, which started with live auditions.

"We had so much fun," Temy said. "The crowd was amazing and we really just enjoyed the experience."

Temy and her group are excited about what The X-Factor could bring them in the future. "My plans are to definitely build up a career in music for myself and the group," she said.

"We hope to achieve a bigger fan base and expand ourselves, sharing our love for music with everyone and we hope The X-Factor can help in doing this."

The pair's music teacher Laura Chrupolo said:

"Jai and Temy are very talented musicians who are dedicated, humble and down-to-earth. We are super excited to see them on the show and wish them the best of luck."

Jai, who is still adjusting to his new-found fame, said he was thrilled Temy was on the show too.

"It's really cool having someone you know on the show," Jai said. "Especially being able to share your experiences with them."

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