Grace Davies (singer)

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Grace Davies
Born (1997-02-01) 1 February 1997 (age 24)
Blackburn, England
  • Vocals
  • piano
Years active2015–present
Labels Syco

Grace Davies (born 1 February 1997) is an English singer-songwriter. She was runner-up on the fourteenth series of The X Factor in 2017 mentored by Sharon Osbourne. [1]



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 the 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: Upcoming second EP

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.


Extended plays

My Kingdom
  • Released: 28 August 2015
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: Streaming
Friends With The Tragic


As lead artist

"Invisible"2020Friends with the Tragic
"Addicted to Blue"
"Just a Girl"
"I Met a Boy Online"2021TBA
"Used to You"
List of singles, with year released and album name shown
"Things We Lost in the Fire"
(Retter LeBlanc featuring Grace Davies)
2016Non-album singles
"Drop That"
(LiTek featuring Grace Davies)

Songwriting credits

"Something Has to Change"2020Jack VallierTBA

Concert tours


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