Louisa Johnson meets her Hammers heroes

It has been a life-changing experience for X-Factor star Louisa Johnson in recent months and she fulfilled another dream this week when she got to meet her heroes at the West Ham training ground.

Louisa is considered one of the strong favourites to win the tournament on ITV and has stole the hearts of millions across the country with her incredible singing talents.

The 17-year-old is being tipped to become a major superstar and hopes to cap an unforgettable year by winning the X Factor Final which takes place at Wembley next weekend.

Louisa took to the microphone once again in front of the first-team squad and says she felt more nervous performing for the players than facing Simon Cowell and millions of viewers on television every week.

Louisa said said: “It is a dream come true for me and this is something I have always wanted to do. It was an amazing day.

“I am used to singing in front of hundreds of people every week, but I had more nerves facing the players because it is more intimate and quite a lot of pressure. But it was amazing.

“I felt more star-struck and it is weird that they are supporting me and know my name. It is quite strange but I am really grateful for all the support.

“Mark Noble was so nice and he really went out of his way to make me feel welcome.

“We have always been really big West Ham fans and my dad is the biggest fan in the world. I have been to all the games as a season-ticket holder and have been a massive supporter since I was a little girl.

“We used to sit in the Bobby Moore Upper and now we have moved down to Bobby Moore Lower.

“It is quite weird for me that I cannot get to all the games at the moment but I have been supporting the Club since I was a youngster.”

Louisa is excited to see the Club making a big move next summer and says she would love to sing at both the Boleyn Ground and the new Stadium.

Louisa added: “It will be emotional for us to leave the Boleyn Ground as we have so many memories there.

“We are moving onto better things now and it will be a nice atmosphere. My biggest dream would be to sing there and also at the Boleyn Ground. That would be a dream for me.”

Louisa was also challenged to a penalty shoot-out with fans favourite Adrian and the Spanish keeper showed his humorous side when he raced to smash the penalty past Louisa's dad Dave who is also a lifelong fan.

“I can't play football to save my life but that was a great moment. I am better watching football than playing it.

“I know my dad really enjoyed going in goal and I planned with Adrian that he would score against him!”