Scarlett Lee
Born (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 (age 23)
Surrey, England
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present

Scarlett Lee (born 20 September 1997)[1] is an English singer. In 2018, she finished as runner-up in the fifteenth series of The X Factor.[2] She also competed in the fourteenth series and reached the six chair challenge, but failed to proceed further.[3]

Career

2017–2018: The X Factor

Lee first auditioned for The X Factor in 2017, where she reached the six-chair challenge in the girls category.[3] She was briefly given a seat by her mentor Sharon Osbourne after her performance of "Without You" by David Guetta and Usher, but was later sent home after a dramatic sing-off between her and eventual finalists Rai-Elle Williams and Alisah Bonaobra, during which she sang "The Power of Love" by Jennifer Rush.[3]

Lee re-auditioned for The X Factor in 2018. She performed her own original song "Survival", but was stopped by Simon Cowell, who was unimpressed with the song.[4] As Cowell urged her to use her performance to convince the audience to root for her, she performed a cover of Loren Allred's "Never Enough" which earned her four yes votes from the judges.[4] She successfully made it past bootcamp and the six-chair challenge to judges' houses in the girls category, mentored by Cowell. She was then chosen by Cowell for the live shows.

In the quarter-final's results, after the elimination of Bella Penfold and Shan Ako, she became the last act in the girls' category. She finished the competition as the runner-up.[5]

2019–present: Upcoming music

Lee began 2019 by performing at Derby Festival and Pride in Aberdeen.[4] In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Lee confirmed that she is working on an album, and has plans to release a plus-size clothing range.[4]

Personal life

Lee, a British Romany, was born on 20 September 1997 in Surrey, England. Before The X Factor, Lee worked as a makeup artist.[3] During The X Factor, Lee was involved in a fire, when her brother's caravan set alight. Lee was in the neighbouring caravan at the time, and was later taken into hospital.[6][7] In January 2019, Lee became engaged to Nathan Shaw.[8]

Songwriting credits

Song Year Artist Album
"But I Do"
(with Alix Robson)
2021 Scott Forshaw TBA

References

  1. ^ "Why do people call Scarlett Lee a gypsy? How old is the X Factor star?". Reality Titbit. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  2. ^ Duke, Simon (6 December 2018). "X Factor's Scarlett Lee has big ambitions for the future". Chronicle Live. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d Nolan, Emma (2 December 2018). "Scarlett Lee: Who is X Factor 2018 finalist Scarlett Lee? How old is she?". Daily Express. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d Strudwick, Matt (12 November 2019). "This is where X Factor and Surrey's Scarlett Lee is now". GetSurrey. Archived from the original on 19 April 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Scarlett sings with Leona Lewis". Archived from the original on 3 December 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  6. ^ Starkey, Adam (1 November 2018). "X Factor's Scarlett Lee 'rushed to hospital' after helping brother's family escape fire". Metro. Archived from the original on 24 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  7. ^ Starkey, Adam (9 November 2018). "X Factor's Scarlett Lee unable to sleep as family home fire leaves her paranoid contestant's mansion will burn down too". Metro. Archived from the original on 24 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  8. ^ Kent, Sara-Aisha (13 January 2019). "The X Factor's Scarlett Lee announces engagement". OK! Magazine. Archived from the original on 25 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.