Paige Flaherty, 19, auditioned for the 2011 series of the ITV reality show as part of unsuccessful girlband Twisted, but a pedestrian who she hit and bruised with a stolen pink Mini in Newcastle saw her and called police.
The vehicle belonged to Twisted bandmate Katie Orrock. Though unconfirmed to be the same car, Twisted can be seen getting out of a pink Mini during the episode that aired on September 10, 2011.
Flaherty's incident with the pedestrian happened a couple of weeks earlier on August 29. Flaherty gave him incorrect contact details, reports the Daily Mail.
The singer pleaded guilty at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court to stealing a vehicle and driving with no insurance.
Also in 2011, a fugitive in China was caught after appearing on a dating show.
Watch Twisted's audition on The X Factor below: