Niki Evans

Niki Evans
Born (1972-12-13) 13 December 1972
Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Genres Pop, house, electronic
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1985–present
Labels Gotham, Rollover, RCA
Associated acts Leon Jackson, Rhydian

Niki Evans (born 13 December 1972) is an English singer. She finished fourth on the fourth series of The X Factor in 2007. In 2009, she released her debut album By Request. Evans appeared as Mrs Johnstone in the UK national tour of Blood Brothers.[1]


Pre X Factor

Born in the Staffordshire town of Tamworth, Niki Evans has sung with bands since the age of 12. At the age of 16 she was signed to Libido Records, an offshoot of Pete Waterman's PWL label. "Of R Timez", a single released with Ball Parc Playerz, did not achieve chart success.[2]

The X Factor

Evans was selected for the final phase of the competition as one of three contestants in the Over 25s category mentored by competition judge Louis Walsh. The others in this category were Beverley Trotman and Daniel de Bourg.[5] Her performance of "Nothing Compares 2 U" in the first week of the live shows brought a standing ovation from the audience and acclaim from the four judges. Judge Sharon Osbourne told Evans that she was "in a class of her own". Each week Evans took on new challenges, both singing and performing, and was never placed in the bottom two, until she was eliminated at the semi-final stage.[6]

X Factor performances

Round Song choice Theme (if any) Result
Week 1 "Nothing Compares 2 U" Number One Hits Safe
Week 2 "My Heart Will Go On" Songs from the movies Safe
Week 3 "All That Jazz" Big band Safe
Week 4 "Because of You" 21st century hits Safe
Week 5 "Hot Stuff" Disco Safe
Week 6 "The Power of Love" Love songs Safe
Week 7 "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Best of British Safe
"Fields of Gold"
Week 8 "Songbird" Contestant's choice Eliminated
"One Moment in Time" Mentor's choice

Post X Factor

Since appearing on The X Factor and the subsequent X Factor arena tour, Evans has sung with John Barrowman[7] at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham and alongside Kim Wilde and Heather Small in Dubai. She appeared as a special guest of Jasper Carrott[8] on his Christmas Rock With Laughter show at the NEC. Other appearances on TV include spots on LK Today with Lorraine Kelly and ITV's This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Fern Britton.

In 2012, Evans joined the UK tour of Legally Blonde: the Musical in the role of Paulette.



Year Album details Chart peak positions Certifications
2009 By Request


Year Song Chart positions Album
2008 "Love Me No More" - - Non-album single
2009 "I Feel Love" - - By Request
2010 "Championees" - - Non-album single
"Walk in the Silence" - - TBA


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