X-Factor starlet Lauren Platt secretly performed at the Rare Cow Steak Restaurant in Billericay this week. The 16-year-old schoolgirl, who wowed viewers on the hit show, sang to stunned diners after popping in for a meal with a friend. A guest said, ”She was brilliant and got a fantastic reception. Everyone is going to vote for her.” Lauren, has been compared to hit singer Adele and is expecting to be voted into the finals stages of the competition. Music guru Simon Cowell said after her performance, ”I think we have found someone special with you”.