X FACTOR: Celebrity’s Zara McDermott had hypnotherapy for crippling stage fight, and revealed that being in No Love Lost has changed her life.
The 22-year-old star teamed up with her fellow Love Island 2018 alumni Samira Mighty, Wes Nelson, and Eyal Booker to take part in the ITV show this year – and have impressed with their vocals.
And while the group are enjoying their time in the competition, their success has even more meaning for Zara who has overcome huge fears on the programme.
Speaking to The Sun Online, the brunette beauty said: “This experience has been more than just a TV show to me, it’s actually changed my life.
“Before the show I was unable to sing in public and I had hypnotherapy to help with my stage fright, but being in the band and having the support of Samira, Wes and Eyal standing by my side has meant I have overcome my fears of performing in public.”
Detailing just how bad her stage fright used to be, she continued: “Before the show I was such a bundle of nerves when it came to singing in public, but I’m so proud of myself for overcoming this.
“The live shows have been more than just a performance to me, it’s shown me that I can do it and it’s enabled me to do what I love with three people who I love and respect.”
Zara added: “I owe my band mates a lot because they have encouraged me so much to believe in myself and reminded me to have confidence in myself.
“My band mates are so supportive and I couldn’t ask for a better group of people around me. I’m not hiding away in my bedroom singing now, I’m writing music and I’m heading out onto one of Britain’s most famous stages.
“I’m so thankful and appreciative to Wes, Samira and Eyal for sharing this experience with me. I can honestly say we are the closest we have ever been and we have music to thank for that!”
In last week’s first live show, the foursome impressed viewers when they sang their original track All Or Nothing.
They were voted through to this week, where they will perform again in a bid to impress the judges and viewers at home.
X Factor: Celebrity continues tonight at 8.30pm on ITV