Harry Targett and Sydnee Carter. Picture: Michael Wilson/The West Australian

Between dance lessons, guitar practice and hours spent singing in the shower, two WA teenagers have been preparing for this one moment for most of their lives.

Harry Targett and Sydnee Carter are now ready to show the nation what they are made of when they step up to audition for The X Factor, which returns tomorrow night.

It has been a long-held dream for the Year 11 students to try out for the Channel 7 reality show.

Wanneroo-raised Sydnee auditioned last year without luck, but having recently celebrated their 16th birthdays, both singers feel they are mature enough to make a splash in the talent quest.

"I always wanted to audition for the X Factor but until now I had been too young," Harry, of Eaton, said.

"I needed more experience really and then the opportunity came up this year."

For the Australind Senior High School student, who has been dancing since he could walk and singing for almost as long, the experience he needed came when he was asked to dance on Guy Sebastian's tour last year.

Carter worked on building up her confidence by busking at the Fremantle Markets on weekends.

"I am busking to strangers and people I have never met before so they are not obliged to say I am a good singer," the Sacred Heart College student said. "It was really good having strangers come up to me and say, 'I think you have a really good voice and I think you could go far'."

In addition to singing and dancing, both teens play guitar and write their own music.

The West Australian

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