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    Olympic Gymnast Louis Smith: Bronze Medalist and X Factor Hopeful!

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    Talk about multitalented!

    Louis Smith, the Team Great Britain gymnast who won a bronze medal Monday at the London Olympics, isn't just a world class athlete: He's a singer, too!

    In fact, the 23-year-old actually auditioned for X Factor four years ago.

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    "I have made it through to the fourth round of X Factor, which is when I get to appear on television and meet Simon Cowell and the rest of the judges for the first time," he told The Telegraph in 2009. "I just really want to hear what Simon says about my voice—whether he thinks I could make it as a solo singer."

    Although he didn't advance further in the competition, he isn't solely focused on gymnastics. "I'm still continuing with my training, but you've got to think about what you are going to do afterwards," he said.

    Somehow we think this guy will have plenty of options.

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