Published Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 10:17
Blackburn’s Grace Davies is through to the final of X Factor – after wowing judges with yet another original song.
Grace, who has performed in venues across the borough including at our very own King George’s Hall, will perform a homecoming show at Blackburn’s Cathedral Square.
The concert will be at Cathedral Square for anyone who wants to come along and support Grace.
It is thought the show will start around 6pm, following a whistle-stop tour of the borough onboard the XFactor battlebus.
XFactor boss Simon Cowell said she sounded more like a returning winner performing a hit single than a contestant.
Her mentor Sharon Osbourne, who will be joining Grace for her homecoming tour, said Grace has a successful career ahead of her and revealed the former warehouse worker and barmaid already has a back catalogue of original songs which are surefire hits.
X Factor host Dermot O’Leary revealed live on TV last night that Grace will perform the homecoming gig in Blackburn on Wednesday, with the venue being the town’s impressive £25 million Cathedral Quarter.
Cllr Phil Riley, Executive Member for Regeneration, said:
We are delighted for Grace, her talent is outstanding and the town is fully behind her.
We have been backing Grace by putting posters on the town’s digital screen and bus shelters across the borough, which were shown on Saturday night’s episode. We want to help encourage people to vote for our talented songstress and help get Grace win the XFactor title.
The XFactor crew visited on Friday to look at possible venues for a concert should Grace get through. We were keen to showcase the new Cathedral Quarter development where the concert will be staged, weather permitting. We also took them to look around King George’s Hall. They were highly impressed by Blackburn. The result is a huge boost for the town.
Harriet Roberts, Blackburn BID manager, said,
It’s fantastic news for the town that Grace is in the X-Factor finals. Helping to highlight our award winning town centre to a large TV audience can only be good for our businesses. Good Luck Grace!
Grace will compete for the X Factor title alongside Kevin White and Simon Cowell’s group Rak Su.
The super singer has been a firm favourite to take the X Factor title since her performance in the opening show of the series.
Fellow Blackburn star Diana Vickers made the semi-final nine years ago and went on to have a solo career.
More information about the show can be found here