Ria Hoeta, a student, 20 years old from Pukekohe Auckland, has a foster mum Mary and nine foster cats. Ria starts singing Rihanna 'Diamonds' is stopped by Willy Moon and prompted to sing her own track/rap 'I cant take this' which is about her sisters life. Ria takes her heels off for the performance, gives it her all and gets feedback that her signing isn't as strong as her rapping but gets a yes from all four judges.
The X Factor NZ is New Zealand’s version of the world’s biggest talent show The X Factor. Hosted by Dominic Bowden and with Judges Stan Walker, Melanie Blatt and husband and wife duo Natalia Kills and Willy Moon The X Factor NZ screens Sunday 7pm and Monday-Tuesday 7.30pm on TV3.