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26 November 2019 00:34

Ariel Burdett

X Factor contestant Ariel Burdett dies at the age of 38, friends say

Ariel Burdett's X Factor audition was legendary (Picture: ITV) X Factor star Ariel Burdett has died at the age of 38, it's been claimed. Close pals of the star have been circulating the news on Facebook groups to her close pals, stating that Ariel passed away earlier this month. In one group, a friend shared: 'It is with great sadness that I post this, as I have only just found out myself. Ariel's friends have shared her passing in their close groups (Picture: Instagram) Ariel, real name Amy, appeared on X Factor in 2008 with her audition becoming legendary thanks to her performance, even if she didn't impress judges. She was seen entering the audition room and immediately made an impression by ripping off her ID number, screwing it up and throwing it at the judging panel.

Declaring she was 'not a number, but a human being', the singer's forthright attitude became one of the most loved moments in the show's history. Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl looks on stunned as she performed an original number. More: The X Factor Louis Tomlinson mucks about with Vinnie Jones as celebs leave X Factor semi-final X Factor: Celebrity's Louis Walsh addresses on/off friendship with Simon Cowell Who is in the final of X Factor: Celebrity and when is it? In 2006, the singer was still performing, uploading her original songs on YouTube with a far more chilled out singing voice. If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page - we'd love to hear from you.

MORE: X Factor: Celebrity's Louis Walsh addresses on/off friendship with Simon Cowell after public spats X Factor contestant Ariel Burdett has died at the age of 38, it's reported. A friend says the singer, who appeared on the show in 2008, died earlier this month but a cause of death is yet to be revealed, according to the Daily Star Online. Ariel, whose real name is Amy Burdett, had one of the most memorable auditions in the show's history. As she arrived to present herself to the judges she ripped her label on the floor, saying she was a "human being, not a number". Ariel also told Cheryl, who was an X Factor judge at the time, she was "stupid" after she got given four nos.

Ariel told them she was a "specialist and not a generalist" and worked as a "holistic vocal coach". She had changed her name to Arabella Starchild after her famous audition. The friend also posted a picture of Ariel on social media, asking them to get in touch with her brother about funeral arrangements. X FACTOR star Ariel Burdett has died aged 38, it is claimed. The former reality TV contestant, who appeared on the show in 2008, died this month, according to friends.

4 Ariel Burdett has died aged 38, it is claimed Credit: Goff Photos 4 She shot to fame after her memorable X Factor audition in 2008 Ariel, who real name is Amy, had one of the hit ITV show's most memorable auditions, ripping off her number. During her memorable appearance 11 years ago, she told Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue Cheryly Tweedy and Louis Walsh she was a "holistic vocal coach". Ariel, who was 26 at the time, then told the judges to "shove a bit of metal right up their a**", as she was escorted out of the studio by a burly security guard. She changed her name to Arabella Starchild after her audition. A pal of Ariel's posted on Facebook: "It is with great sadness that I post this, as I have only just found out myself.

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One person tweeted: "RIP Ariel Burdett, the iconic Holistic Vocal Coach who provided one of the most legendary moments on TV. Another posted: "Ariel Burdett is dead omg. A Facebook post advised wellwishers to contact her brother for details of her funeral. 4 Ariel is known as Arabella Starchild on her Facebook page Credit: Facebook X Factor contestant Ariel Burdett has died, it is being reported. The 38-year-old died earlier this month but her cause of death is not yet known, a family friend has told The Daily Star. Ariel has recently been going by the name Amy Ara Burdett and the post tags her saying: "Unfortunately Ara has passed away." Ariel auditioned for the X Factor back in 2008 and is famed for having one of the most iconic X Factor auditions in the show's history, after telling Simon Cowell she was a holistic vocal coach. After her audition, Ariel changed her name to Arabella Starchild. The Daily Star has contacted X Factor and Ariel's family for comment. Get the biggest Daily News stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email The X Factor contestant Ariel Burdett has reportedly passed away at the age of 38, according to a friend. Holistic vocal coach Ariel auditioned for the hit ITV show in 2008 and failed to impress the judges, but soon built up a loyal cult following. She won fans over when she proclaimed to Cheryl and the other judges, Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh that she was "a human being, not a number," ripping up her audition sticker and throwing it at them. Ariel, whose real name was Amy, then performed a quirky original song that showed off her vocal range. After being the dubbed the "angriest woman in the world" by the show, Ariel changed her name to Arabella Starchild. A friend of Ariel's posted to Facebook: "It is with great sadness that I post this, as I have only just found out myself. "A some time member of the moot, Amy Burdett aka Arabella Starchild passed to the Summerlands earlier this month." A second friend posted to the social media site: "Unfortunately Ara has passed away," adding an email address to learn information about her funeral. Another paid tribute, writing: "I'm really sad to hear that Amy Ara Burdett died earlier this month. Daily Star Online reports a friend told them Ariel died earlier this month, but a cause of death is to be revealed. Fans flocked to Twitter to share her infamous audition, with one writing: "RIP Ariel Burdett, the iconic Holistic Vocal Coach who provided one of the most legendary moments on TV. A second added: "Ariel Burdett is dead omg. While a third wrote: "Really sad to hear about Ariel Burdett aka the Holistic Vocal Coach passing away.