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Grace Davies
Born (1997-02-01) 1 February 1997 (age 24)
Blackburn, England
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
Years active2015–present
LabelsSyco
Websitegracedaviesofficial.com

Grace Davies (born 1 February 1997) is an English singer-songwriter. She is an independent artist best known for her original song Roots. She was runner-up on the fourteenth series of The X Factor in 2017 mentored by Sharon Osbourne.[1]

Career

2017: The X Factor

In Davies' first audition for The X Factor, she performed an original song titled "Roots", and received four yes votes from the judges.[2] She was mentored by Sharon Osbourne, along with fellow acts Alisah Bonaobra, Holly Tandy and Rai-Elle Williams. She was voted the winner of the Prize Fight in week 1 against Rak-Su, winning a trip to New York and a meet and greet with Pink at Madison Square Garden. Following the eliminations of Bonaobra in week 6 and Tandy and Williams in Week 8, Davies became Osbourne's last remaining act in the competition. She made the final on the weekend of 2 December 2017, alongside Kevin Davy White and Rak-Su. After Davy White was eliminated on Saturday's show, she was in the top two with Rak-Su and finished as the runner-up.[3]

2018-2020: Friends with the Tragic

On 12 January 2018, Davies confirmed she had signed to Simon Cowell's record label Syco Music.[4] In September 2019, Davies and Tokio Myers performed as guests on America's Got Talent along with Stewart Copeland, performing "Safe and Sound", written by Tokio Myers featuring vocals from Grace Davies.[5] On 24 January 2020, Davies announced that her debut single will be called "Invisible". The song was released on 31 January 2020.[6][7] On 13 March 2020, Davies announced her second single called "Addicted to Blue", which was released on 20 March 2020. On the same day, she announced the release of her debut extended play, titled Friends with the Tragic, which was released on 26 June 2020.[8][9] "Amsterdam" was released as the third single from the EP on 1 May 2020.[10] "Just a Girl" was released as the fourth and final single from the EP on 26 June 2020 alongside the EP and the official music video.[11]

2021–present: I Wonder If You Wonder

After her label Syco had ceased operations, Davies announced her first independent single called "i met a boy online". The song was released on 19 February 2021.[12][13]

On 26 March 2021, Davies released a cover of Goo Goo Dolls’ song "Iris".

On 24 May 2021, Davies announced her new song called "testosterone". The song was released on 28 May 2021.

On 16 July 2021, Davies announced her new song called "toothbrush". It was released on 23 July 2021.

On 4 August 2021, it was announced that Davies will support Janet Devlin on her Confessional Tour.

On 20 August 2021, Davies announced her new song called "used to you". The song was released on 27 August 2021. The official video for the song was released on 31 August 2021.

On 28 September 2021, Davies announced the official release of her song "Roots". The song was released on 8 October 2021 alongside the announcement of the title of her second EP "I Wonder If You Wonder" which will be released on 12 November 2021.

Discography

Extended plays

Title Details
My Kingdom
  • Released: 28 August 2015
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: Streaming
Friends With The Tragic
I Wonder If You Wonder

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[14]
"Invisible" 2020 Friends with the Tragic
"Addicted to Blue"
"Amsterdam"
"Just a Girl"
"I Met a Boy Online" 2021 I Wonder If You Wonder
"Iris" Non-album single
"Testosterone" I Wonder If You Wonder
"Toothbrush"
"Used to You"
"Roots" 89

As featured artist

List of singles, with year released and album name shown
Title Year Album
"Things We Lost in the Fire"
(Retter LeBlanc featuring Grace Davies)
2016 Non-album singles
"Drop That"
(LiTek featuring Grace Davies)

Songwriting credits

Song Year Artist Album
"Something Has to Change" 2020 Jack Vallier TBA

Concert tours

Supporting

References

  1. ^ "Rak-Su: Boy band beat Grace Davies to win X Factor 2017". BBC News. 3 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  2. ^ Thompson, Steven (30 September 2017). "Langho singer Grace Davies sails through first part of X Factor bootcamp". Lancashire Telegraph.
  3. ^ "What happened to Grace from X Factor? Singing sensation's 2017 audition re-surfaces!". HITC. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  4. ^ "X Factor's Grace Davies has signed a record deal with Syco". TellyMix. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  5. ^ Deen, Sarah (12 September 2019). "Simon Cowell sends 'incredible' 10-year-old opera singer Emanne Beasha to America's Got Talent finals". Metro.
  6. ^ "X Factor star Grace Davies to finally release first single". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  7. ^ "GRACE DAVIES RELEASES 'INVISIBLE'". Vents Magazine. 2020-01-31. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  8. ^ "Grace Davies debuts Addicted to Blue and announces EP". Entertainment Focus. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Grace Davies announces EP and shares brand new single". Heat. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  10. ^ "Grace Davies Presents 'Amsterdam'". Our Culture. 2020-05-01. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  11. ^ "Grace Davies unveils debut EP 'Friends With The Tragic'". CelebMix. 2020-06-27. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  12. ^ "Premiere: Grace Davies performs new single i met a boy online". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  13. ^ Ackroyd, Stephen (2021-03-05). "Grace Davies has shared a 'live @ home' session for her new single 'i met a boy online' | Dork". readdork.com. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  14. ^ "Grace Davies - full Official Charts History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 October 2021.