Series 1 Episode 5
First Broadcast: 11AM Fri 25 September 2009

Twenty-one-year-old Gemma from Liverpool was eliminated from The X Factor after reaching the final seven.

To boost her confidence, presenter Shaa Wasmund challenges her to play in public at Liverpool airport. Gemma gets another boost when a professional assessor says she has the potential to be a great singer.

And she gets involved at the sharp end of the music industry by helping to promote a rock 'n' roll band, and acquires some inside knowledge on what it takes to make it from Carrie Grant.

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