East Boldon star Lola has the X Factor

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RISING star Lola Saunders has made it through to the next round of X Factor.

The 20-year-old, from East Boldon, survied tonight’s double elimination.

Lola wowed the judges on Saturday night’s live show with her version of John Lennon’s Imagine.

Lola received a standing ovation from judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Mel B who praised her perfomance, while Simon Cowell said she could now be classed as the “dark horse of the competition”.

Cheryl, who is also Lola’s mentor said she “sang like an angel.”

Lola’s family travelled to London to watch her perform.

Mum Tina said: “We are delighted.”