by Renee Israel
Jade Richards, the 21 year old singer on X Factor, is a
wannabe vampire with the alter ego, Jade von Horror. However, her obsession with
tattoos and face piercing saw her knocked back by the ITV talent show five
times. For this year's audition, Richards changed her style and produced an
amazing audition on Sunday night.
Able to leave judges Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh in tears, Walsh praised
her audition performance, describing her as "God-given talent."
Richards confessed to being "obsessed with vampires." In fact, she claimed to
"love Twilight," but she said, "I haven't drunk blood or anything like that yet.
I could be the first vampire X-Factor winner - how great would that be?"
"You don't see many Goths doing well on X-Factor. I guess I look less like
one now I've taken out most of my piercings," she continued.
In fact, one of her friends commented on the lack of piercing: "I was
surprised to see Jade with no piercings. She's always rolling around pubs
looking like Morticia from The Addams Family with fangs. Some people steered
clear, but she's a good laugh. It's just an image thing."
Richards has attracted a large following with more than 4,300 Twitter Fans
already. Fans include Arsenal's Jack Wilshere and Wales star, Robbie Savage.
Wilshere, 19, posted: "Jade Richards….. remember the name. She's going to be a
star." Keir Smith, her ex-singing partner added: "U did us proud and blew every1
Looking at the Odds
Paddy Power, the retail and online bookmaker, is offering odds on the
outright winner of UK X factor 2011. Currently, Jade Richard and Janet Devlin
are offering odds of 9/2, followed by The Keys at 10/1 and Melanie McCabe and
Misha Bryan at 12/1.
Fans of UK X Factor may be interested in placing bets in other categories
related to the show, including winning judge with odds of 7/4 on Gary Barlow,
followed by 2/1 on Kelly Rowland. Paddy Power is also offering odds for winning
categories with boys and girls offering odds of 7/4, overs offering odds of 7/2
and groups offering odds of 4/1.