Will it be third time lucky for Jade?

Jade Richards and Colin Malcolm with their bands at the 2012 Leven Christmas lights swtich on concert.
Jade Richards and Colin Malcolm with their bands at the 2012 Leven Christmas lights swtich on concert.

IT seems we will once again have some local interest to look out for on this year’s X Factor with two familiar faces rumoured to be returning.

Buckhaven’s Jade Richards (23) was photographed last Tuesday waiting at the Glasgow auditions of the TV talent show and Methil’s Colin Malcolm (29) was also said to have been spotted.

The pair however are remaining tight lipped whether they will be appearing on our screens as it is understood all contestants have been made to sign a document swearing them to secrecy about their efforts.

Although both are familiar with the competition - Jade made it to Judges Houses in 2011 and both made it to Bootcamp in 2012 - there is a big change this year.

Contestants had to audition in front of producers earlier in the year before reaching the Glasgow stage where they sang in front of the judges in an empty room - like in the original series - instead of in front of an audience.

Those with three out of the four judges saying ‘Yes’ have been put through to the next round where they will perform in an arena.

There is also a change in the judging panel with Tulisa Contostavlos being replaced by former judge Sharon Osbourne.

With no auditions having taken place in the public this year it is unknown what the pair sang.

In 2011 Jade reduced judge Kelly Rowland to tears singing Adele whilst Colin was shown singing The Killers in 2012.

News of Jade’s third attempt comes as a bit of a surprise as she has previously said she didn’t know if their was much point.

Last year most of her scenes weren’t even shown on the main ITV audition shows but relegated to ITV2 instead.

At the end of last year the

Mail met up with her prior to headlining Leven’s Christmas lights switch on.

At the time she said: “It’s an experience but I don’t know if it’s worth doing it three times, though (they do say) third time lucky.”

Colin, who was also performing, was much more positive about his likelihood or returning.

He said: “For me, there is a chance I might go back to it.

“Obviously, that was the first time of me getting through to the judges’ stage and I think I didn’t believe in myself as a singer, because everyone was that good.

“Now I think it’s maybe worth another shot if I go out and keep singing and get better.”

Both have continued with their own music projects since but have never really gotten their ‘big break’.

Colin performs with his band Healthy Minds Collapse and Jade has hinted she tried out for BBC music contest ‘The Voice’ but never got through to the televised stage.