5 Things You Might Not Know About Grace Davies
Grace Davies has charmed the entire world with her sultry voice and songwriting talent after her “perfect audition” (Simon‘s words) on The X Factor UK‘s premiere on Saturday. It is a very distinct possibility that she will win the whole thing. When I saw the show, she leapt of the screen as the big star that will come out of this year’s show. Here are a few things to know about Grace.
1. She packages music in a warehouse for a living
Before you reach superstardom, you have to pay your dues and Grace is currently doing that at a warehouse near her home in Lancashire. It must be hard for an aspiring pop star to spend all day boxing up other people’s records. At least she knows a bit about how music is distributed, right?
2. Grace has been in Simon Cowell’s orbit before
Though this is the first time she got in front of sir Simon Cowell himself, it’s not the only time she’s come into his sphere of influence. She auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in 2014 but didn’t make it. Later, she came to the attention of someone at Simon’s company Syco. She went to London and auditioned but the talks didn’t go anywhere. This led some people to think Simon had brought her in to win it but they both deny it.
3. She’s pretty big on Soundcloud
Although her social media presence is relatively small until recently, she’s gotten a lot of downloads on Soundcloud. Over 50 million to be exact, mostly for her cover of Adele’s Hello. It’s pretty epic. You should stop reading this article for a minute and go listen to it. She’s also worked with Li Tek on their track Drop That.
4. She’s just a regular small-town girl
Grace is from a village in Lancashire called Langho near Blackburn. She went to the local school, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, and is pretty well known around the area for her many performances at various clubs and pubs. She’s a bit of a local celebrity. Grace isn’t dating anyone right now as she is concentrating on her career. I guess it’s working.
5. Her influences are varied and very British
She cites as her biggest influences as far as her songwriting goes as Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, and Mumford & Sons. I can definitely see that. It’s like British folk-pop. The song she performed on The X Factor definitely has that vibe. As far as singing, it’s pretty clear that Adele is an influence. She is, after all…well…Adele. Who wouldn’t aspire to be the biggest selling female artist ever?