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Local teen on FOX's X-Factor

Hill is one of the select few contestants to make it to the "X-Factor's" boot camp. Hill is one of the select few contestants to make it to the "X-Factor's" boot camp.

It doesn't take long to realize that 15-year-old Jordan Hill has something you can't teach, talent. Hill is one of the select few contestants to make it to the "X-Factor's" boot camp.

"I got out there not expecting to sing in front of 4,000 people. And I get up on the stage and there they are in front of you," said Hill.

The family went to the audition not knowing if Jordan would actually get a chance to compete.

"She (casting director) said he was an alternate. There was a chance that he won't get to go out on stage. But we were willing to take that risk," said Hill's mother Miranda.

After waiting for twelve painstaking hours, Hill heard his named called. In a matter of minutes, he went from alternate to advancement.

"I did what I do. And all of a sudden I get three Yes votes," said Hill.

"We were huddled in prayer just praying God's will would be done," said Miranda Hill.

"I kept texting her, and she wouldn't text me back. And then I would call and I thought she's ignoring me. And then finally when she was able to contact me, she let me know what was going on," said Hill's father Jimmy.

"The moment we found out I was jumping up and down screaming, and then he comes off stage, jumps to hug me, and knocks me back!" said Miranda Hill.

Jordan earned himself a trip to the show's "boot camp." He was so inspired by the experience he decided to focus entirely on the arts.

"Dad wasn't so happy about him quitting football but, he knows this is Jordan's dream," said Miranda Hill.

The experience isn't easy, but Hill says it's still a journey worth taking.

"Whatever your ability, you have to do it. And everybody is going to fail, and everybody is going to have hard times, and losing is a learning experience. And I think just follow your dreams because they are there for a reason," said Hill.

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