GRAZIELLA AFFINITA, 25
Graziella lives in London and started singing when she was 6 years old in church choirs and school plays.
When she was 15 years old, she joined a gospel choir. She used to be chatty whilst they were practising and one day the music teacher made her sing on her own as punishment. Whilst doing this everyone realised she had a good voice and would often take the lead in songs.
Whilst at college she decided to pursue singing more, going to open mic nights etc. It was here that she met a music producer and from that she got to sing on two of their albums and go on tour with them (performing at Glastonbury) – this also led to her performing with Amy Winehouse.
She has lots of music experience but has never made it in the industry and over the years she has been involved with various music groups.
SHANIECE DAVIS, 21
Shaniece lives with her family in London. She started singing in church when she was 3 years old and has loved singing every since.
She has performed in local churches, theatres, college productions and open mic poetry jams.
She says Beyonce has been a huge inspiration in her life.
SHAR ALEXANDRA, 25
OCCUPATION: Recruitment Consultant
Lives with her family just outside of London and has a boyfriend (of 4 years) whom she’s very happy with.
She joined a girl group when she was 18 years old and her confidence grew as they performed at local clubs/pubs. They all went their own way in 2005 and she lost her confidence after that but is hoping that being in The X Factor this year will change all that.
She is scared to say her dreams out loud in case she ‘jinxes’ them but would love a successful music album