She might not have made it to The X Factor live shows, but Gamu Nhengu is still one of the public's favourites.
There was a particularly warm welcome waiting for the Zimbabwe-born singer at the Music Of Black Origin Awards (MOBO) this week, when she arrived on the red carpet.
Spectators clapped and cheered for the 18-year-old, who was clearly enjoying her moment in the spotlight.
Gamu, pretty in a black velvet dress and leopard-print heels, told reporters her visa issues were still unresolved.
"It's still a little up in the air we don't know what's happening and haven't had any contact yet," said the youngster, who has lived in Scotland for the past eight years but is facing deporatation with her family.
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