|Birth name||Lauren Nicole Platt|
7 October 1997|
Billericay, Essex, England
|Occupation(s)||Singer, actress, presenter|
Lauren Nicole Platt (born 7 October 1997) is an English singer and presenter who finished fourth in the eleventh series of The X Factor. Since 2016, she has been presenting the CBBC kids talent show Got What It Takes?.
Platt was born on 7 October 1997 in Billericay, Essex, but spent ten years living in Spain. In 2010, she auditioned for the role of Louise Mitchell on EastEnders, but lost out to Brittany Papple. In 2011, she was the runner-up of the local talent contest The Essex Factor and in 2012, competed in Open Mic UK. Platt attended The Billericay School, a comprehensive school in Billericay, where she sat her GCSEs.
2014: The X Factor
Platt auditioned for The X Factor in 2014, and became the youngest solo contestant to reach the live finals. With the eliminations of Stephanie Nala and Chloe Jasmine in week two and Lola Saunders in week four, Platt was Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's last remaining act in the competition. In week 8, Platt was in the bottom two with Stereo Kicks but was saved by the public vote after the result went to deadlock. However, in week 9, she was in the bottom two with Andrea Faustini and was eliminated after only Fernandez-Versini voted to save her, finishing in fourth place. After the series finished, voting results showed that Platt would have made the final had the elimination gone to deadlock.
Performances during the show
|The X Factor performances and results (2014)|
|Room audition||"I Know Where I've Been"||Free choice||Through to arena|
|Arena audition||"How Will I Know"||Free choice||Through to bootcamp|
|Six-chair challenge (bootcamp)||"Man in the Mirror"||Free choice||Through to judges' houses|
|Judges'houses||"Beneath Your Beautiful"||Free choice||Through to live shows|
|Live week 1||"Happy"||Number ones||Safe (2nd)|
|Live week 2||"Flashdance... What a Feeling"||80's night||Safe (2nd)|
|Live week 3||"Let It Go"||Saturday night at the movies||Safe (2nd)|
|Live week 4||"Dark Horse"||Fright night (Halloween)||Safe (4th)|
|Live week 5||"I'll Be There"||Michael Jackson vs. Queen||Safe (3rd)|
|Live week 6||"Smile"||Big band||Safe (3rd)|
|Live week 7||"How Will I Know"||Whitney Houston vs. Elton John||Safe (3rd)|
|Live week 8||"Clarity"||Song chosen by Little Mix||Bottom two (4th)|
|"Don't You Worry Child"||Song chosen by the public|
|"I Know Where I've Been"||Free choice||Safe (deadlock)|
|Live week 9||"Stay Another Day"||Christmas songs||Bottom two (3rd)|
|"Story of My Life"||Songs to get you to the final|
|"There You'll Be"||Free choice||Eliminated (fourth place)|
After The X Factor
On 9 April 2015, Platt announced on Twitter that she was making a cover. The cover turned out to be "King" by Years & Years. On 24 April 2015, it was on iTunes to buy. As of 8 July 2015, Platt has over 273,000 views on her YouTube account, with just over 17,000 subscribers. On 19 August 2015, Platt announced on Twitter that she has got her next cover song and she can't wait to her fans. The following week, Platt announced she was going to become a presenter as well as a singer; in 2016, she will present the CBBC kids talent show Got What It Takes?. On 19 October 2015, Platt posted on her Instagram a sneak peek of her second cover song called "Young Blood". On the 8th November 2015, Platt uploaded her new cover on her YouTube chanel and got over 4 thousand views in the first 24 hours. On the 20th December 2015 Platt uploaded her Young Blood cover on Spotify On 23 December 2015 Platt announced on Twitter that there will be a new cover uploaded to her YouTube channel on Christmas Eve On 25 December 2015 Platt uploaded her cover called Pray on her YouTube channel On the 26th December 2015 Platt uploaded her Young Blood cover on ITunes And on the same day Platt uploaded her Pray cover on Spotify On the 2nd January 2016 Platt uploaded her Pray cover on ITunes On 3 March 2016 Platt uploaded her cover called Love Yourself on her YouTube channel On 20 April 2016 Platt uploaded her cover called Love Yourself on ITunes On 12 May 2016 Platt announced on her Twitter that she will be joining Jake Quickenden on his tour On 4 July, 2016 Platt uploaded her cover called Style on ITunes On 11 November 2016, Platt did a cover called Starving on her friends YouTube channel. On 20 November 2016, Platt uploaded her cover of Say You Won't Let Go on her YouTube channel.
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- Young Blood - Single by Lauren Platt https://itun.es/gb/02PW_
- Pray - Single by Lauren Platt https://itun.es/gb/6iJ1_
- Love Yourself - Single by Lauren Platt https://itun.es/gb/M_F5bb
- Style - Single by Lauren Platt https://itun.es/gb/gX4Bdb