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Kent singers Josh Zare of Kingsland Road and Tamera Foster through to live shows stage of the X Factor

12 October 2013
by KentOnline reporter

Thousands of Kent supporters will have fingers - and toes - crossed tonight as two acts prepare to slug it out in the live shows of ITV's hit X Factor show.

wo of the remaining dozen acts feature a county connection.

Maidstone lad Josh Zare is set to perform in the live shows tonight, after his band sailed through the latest stage of the show.

Josh, who studied at Maidstone Grammar School's Sixth Form from 2009 until 2011, joins band Kingsland Road in the performances.

Kingsland band members Josh, Matt, Connor, Thompson and Jay

Kingsland band members Josh, Matt, Connor, Thompson and Jay

They have been tipped to be the next big boyband and have been compared to the show's previous contestants One Direction.

The 20-year-old will be joining pals Matt, Connor, Thompson and Jay for the shows. 

The lads, all aged 19 to 24, work part time in a bar and all live together in East London.

Tamera Foster

Tamera Foster on The X Factor

Also through in the girls' category is Tamera Foster, from Gravesend.

Tamera is just 16 and due to start college in September to study musical theatre.

She entered as part of duo Silver Rock, but judges decided to split them up.


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