Lucie Jones X Factor Finalist (nearly!)
Lucie Jones is the 18 year old singer from Pentrych in Wales who amazed all the judges on her X-factor audition after singing a fantastic version of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You. She managed to sail through the first rounds of the competition, was put into the live shows by her mentor, Danni Minogue, and we fully expected her to go all the way to the finals until she was beaten in the 5th week by Jedward following a deadlock.
Our Wonder Girl is new WonderBra Girl!
14/09/2010 -Things just get better and better for Lucie, as if performing in the West End wasn't enough she's now been unveiled as the new Wonderbra girl.
We remember when Lucie joked last year about how she would like bigger boobs (cue numerous comments begging her not to go under the knife) and now it looks like she's found the perfect compromise. Can I hear anyone complaining? I don't think so!
The first Wonderbra model was Eva Herzigova who famously caused controversy when the billboards she featured on were blamed for numerous car crashes as motorists became "distracted".
The "Full Effect Bra" costs around £28 and promises to
boost cleavage by up to two sizes.
Lucie makes her West End debut in Les Miserables
09/07/2010 -Performing at the Queen's Theatre, West End, London, she said that she was "so excited" to be playing the part of Cosette alongside Nick Jonas (who plays Marius) on Saturday night (10/07/10).
It must be particullarly sweet for Lucie to have landed this role as it was reported that she has turned down an audition for the show so that she could enter the X-factor. The role of Cosette is excellent for Lucie as it involves some very big songs and some even higher notes!
Lucie joins Kym Marsh, Lisa Scott-Lee and others for Charity
19/04/2010 -Lucie Jones along with over 20 female celebrities and hundreds of women from across the UK are part of Cancer Research UK’s unique charity single; a re-recording of Cyndi Lauper’s 80s classic ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’. Lucie Jones features in the video which can be seen at youtube by clicking here.
The single is released on on 26th April 2010 to mark the start of the Race for Life series – the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event, For more information about Race for Life please visit: www.raceforlife.org
New Videos of Lucie Jones Added
07/03/2010 -New videos of Lucie Jones performing live at the Powerhouse (and some interviews) can be seen by clicking on the links Live interview on stage , X Factor - Performs , Exclusive Interview . Many thanks to Ross Ewing and Iamvip.tv for providing these.
1,318 viewers complained to Ofcom
26/01/2010 -It has been revealed that Ofcom received more that 1300 complaints following Lucie Jones eviction from the X-factor in week five of the show. However, Ofcom have distanced itself from the debate stating that the show clearly stated that the judge's decision is final nd that it was powerless to intervene. On a separate issue, the show was heavily criticized by the media regulator as a Westlife performance in October contained flashing lights that were five times faster than the safe level.
Lucie Lands Top Modeling Deal
20/12/2009 -It will come as no surprise to many, but there was a lot of interest in Lucie Jones during the X-factor that wasn't strictly related to her singing talents! It was announced today that she has won a contract with Select Model Management who have helped launch the careers of models such as Stella Tennant and Agyness Deyn
Read more about Lucie Jones model contract here.
Lucie Performs in Cardiff
12/11/2009 -Lucie appeared in Cardiff city centre to the delight of hundreds of fans as she attempts to lauch her career outwith the X Factor show. During the short show fans were delighted when Lucie told them "I've got absolutely no bitterness as it's done me the world of good and really pushed me to pursue this career and I won't stop until I get it."
Watch the Lucie Jones video on the BBC website here.
Lucie Jones is out of the X Factor
-Thank you very much Simon! Well to say we're all surprised would be an
understatement. The arguements will continue long into the night and probably
for the rest of the series.
Watch Lucies eviction here
Another Rocking Performance for Lucie Jones
07/11/2009 -As predicted earlier, tonight Lucie Jones sang This is Me from the Disney movie Camp Rock for week 5, movie week. Sticking with the rock chick image that went down so well last week, Lucie again received glowing praise from all four of the x factor judges. Simon even thought that she had made herself "relevant as a pop artist”, hopefully the voting public will agree as we await the results show on Sunday night. Watch Lucie Jones sing Camp Rock here.
It's "Movie Week" on the X Factor- Camp Rock for Lucie?
07/11/2009 -Week five sees the contestants take on songs from the movies (leaving them all with a fairly vast choice of styles and songs to choose from). The rumours are that Lucie will sing This Is Me from the Disney movie Camp Rock, John and Edward will perform Ghostbusters (come on, we all love that movie!). Our personal view is that this will be the week that either Danyl Johnson or Lloyd Daniels (if he's well enough to sing). According to all the papers John and Edward will be more than safe based on surveys and the bookies.
Third time unlucky for for Rachel Adedeji
01/11/2009 -For the third time in four weeks Rachel again found herself in the bottom two, this time alongside Lloyd Daniels. Both had been favourites with the bookies to go this week so it was no great surprise when with just the final 3 acts remaining, Dermot told us that the twins were safe again and a chorus of boos emanated from the studio audience. Lloyd, with a sore throat, could barely talk let alone sing. The judges could not decide and so it came down to the public vote again and Rachel was finally sent packing.
Guns N Roses classic brings out the best in Lucie
31/10/2009 -As predicted here yesterday Lucie really did get as rock as as you can get and pulled of a fantastic version of Sweet Child of Mine, originally by Guns N Roses. Simon finally conceded and piled on the praise for Lucie saying that she had been boring last week but took it all back tonight "you gave it 100%". Louis likened her to a little Avril Lavigne and said that tonight had proved she can sing anything. Watch the rock transformation as Lucie sings Guns N Roses here.
Sweet Child Lucie Jones set to Rock!
30/10/2009 -It's rock week this week, with rock legends Bon Jovi set to appear on the results show, and Lucie Jones (if reports are to be believed) will be singing...wait for it......Guns N' Roses! Yes it's true, the rumour is that Lucie will be doing a version of Sweet Child of Mine on Saturday night. We hope that it's true as it will hopefully show that she has more range than many believe. John and Edward are meant to be doing a version of We Will Rock You, which again will be unmissable - if only for Simons comments.
Hey Mr Tambourine Man!
27/10/2009 -Well it's not been too happy a place in the X-Factor house this week. First there were reports that during rehearsals, Joe McElderry, accidentally hit Lucie Jones in the head with a tambourine leaving her with a bruised nose. Then Danyl Johnson was accused of bullying Stacey Solomon in an article in the Daily Mail. Then finally the twins, John and Edward, were said to have caused bedlam with their fans apparently "getting their boobs out and all sorts" at the house, according to the Sun newspaper (wonder what the all sorts were?). Should be a lively show on Saturday then!
First shock result as Miss Frank are evicted
25/10/2009 -Miss Frank found themselves in the bottom two along with Danyl Johnson tonight. No one was more surprised than Simon to find his act singing for survival and it just shows that nobody has a guaranteed place in the finals. Cheryl was left with the deciding vote and decided to let the public make the final choice and so with Miss Frank receiving the fewest votes they exited the X Factor in this, the third week. Louis is now left with just the one act, John and Edward, in the competition. Oh well, there's always next year Louis!
A sensational Lucie Jones on big band night
24/10/2009 -Tonight’s show saw Lucie at her best as she performed the Ella Fitzgerald ballad, My Funny Valentine. Earlier in the week the x factor contestants had a visit from supreme crooner, Michael Bublé. The multi-million album selling star was clearly impressed with Lucie Jones saying that she was pitch perfect and that people will go crazy for her. She certainly lived up to expectations tonight! Looking gorgeous in a long red dress she received glowing praise from Louis, Cheryl and Dannii, Simon was his usual self though. Watch Lucie jones sing Ella Fitzgerald here.
Will Lucie Jones be rocking next weekend?
22/10/2009 -So it's only a couple of days until Lucie graces our screens again on Saturday night and the suspense of what she'll sing is killing us! We know that the star guests for next Sunday nights results show will be last years runner-ups, JLS, and rock legends Bon Jovi will be performing their new single We Weren't Born to Follow. But what will our Welsh wonder be singing this week- any suggestions? Let us know what you think or have heard on the grapevine by leaving a comment here.
So it's bye bye Rikki as Rachel survives the bottom two again
18/10/2009 -Rikki Loney became the second contestant to be voted off the X-factor tonight. The 21-year-old from Dennistoun, Scotland went head to head against Rachel Adedeji after the public had voted. Predictably and understandably the two contestants mentors chose their own acts to stay in leaving Simon Cowell with the deciding vote (Louis was still absent following the death of Stephen Gatley). He surprised most by sending home Rikki. Watch Rikki Loney being evicted here.
Lucie sings Whitney Houston on X-Factor's second live show
17/10/2009 -Lucie sang the classic "How Will I Know" by this weeks guest performer Whitney Houston and even showcased her dancing skills! She was first up this week and received mixed comments from the judges. Louis was again missing from the panel. Cheryl seemed to be unsure of the performance saying that something wasn't quite clicking but both Dannii and Simon gave her warm praise. Dannii thinks that she is a diva in the making! Watch Lucie Jones sing Whitney Houston here.
Second week of X-Factor live shows for Lucie Jones tonight
17/10/2009 -First of all apologies from us, we've been very quiet on the website this week but with good reason- we disappeared from Google so no one could find us! The problem seems to be fixed now so onward and upward for tonight's live show. We're not sure if Cheryl will be singing her new single on the Saturday or Sunday show but we do know it won't be live. She's received a bit of stick in the press this week as her performance will be pre-recorded but lets hold back on comment until we've seen it. Anybody got any clues as to what Lucie will sing? A couple of sources think it might be Whitney Houston’s "How Will I Know". Let us know you views by leaving a comment here.
Robbie Williams "I would have struggled on X-Factor"
12/10/2009 -Having spent some time with this years X Factor hopefuls, Robbie Williams said that he would have struggled to make it into the shows finals. Robbie performed his new single Bodies on Sundays show and is said to have admitted that he would have had no hope against acts like Lucie Jones, Joe McElderry or Stacey Solomon. Playing live in Britain for the first time in three years he said that he couldn't pick a favourite from this year's contestants- we can!!
Kandy Rain are the first act to be evicted from X Factor
-So no great surprise on who was first out but maybe the greatest shock
was who they were up against. Rachel Adedeji found herself in the bottom
two with Kandy Rain. John and Edward were first to be told they were safe
(Simons face was a picture-ha!) and then Lucie Jones was next up to learn
she was safe. Watch a video of x-factor
first eviction here. Ah well, they may still have a career in music
somehow- just look at how well the cheeky
girls did and they never made it past the auditions on Popstars!
First X Factor eviction tonight- Will Lucie Jones be safe?
11/10/2009 -Cheryl thought her voice was absolutely stunning, Louis thought she "nailed it" (god I hate that expression!), Dannii said that she had shown tonight that can do that type of song but Simon, maybe predictably, thought that she didn't quite hit the big notes. Watch Lucie Jones sing Leona Lewis on x-factor. The results will be on tonight at 8pm but Louis Walsh will not be appearing following the sad news that Stephen Gately of Boyzone died yesterday. Our thoughts are with Stephens' family and friends.
Lucie Jones sings Leona Lewis tonight
-So tonight's the night that the real fun begins for Lucie. Any clues as
to which Leona Lewis song she'll be covering? On the night
that Robbie Williams is thought to be making his comeback,
she was quoted earlier in the week as saying “All I can say is that
it’s a big song and I have big boots to fill". Be sure to watch
tonight from 8 o'clock and be sure to get your votes in!
Video of Lucie singing the Scouts song added.
08/10/2009 -To be honest we're not too sure if Miss Jones is going to thank us too much for finding this video but hey! it helped her be the person she is today we guess. Lucie Jones was a member of the Girl Guides in 2007 and took a major part in singing the official song Jambo at the World Scout Jamboree. Yes it's pretty cheesy, but everyone looks like they had fun and you can hear how good she is. Watch the Lucie Jones Scout song here.
Lucie and Rikki rumours start already!
-Well I suppose we wouldn't be in Britain if we didn't have the usual tabloid
stories starting to do the rounds questioning if love is in the air? Lucie
Jones and Rikki Loney were spotted out and about
together and straight away some papers are asking if they're this years
Diana Vickers and Eoghan Quigg. Maybe they were just shopping? (make
She's done it! X Factor Finals next.
-We thought the X-Factor were going to stretch this one out but we were
so wrong! First up to go was Dannii giving the news to her 6 girls with
Lucie being the first to find out her fate, did we ever worry she'd not
get through? Never! but still nervous all the same. Watch the announcement
here that Lucie Jones is an x-factor finalist
Off to Dubai: Lucie is in Dannii Minogue’s group
-Be sure to be watching at 8pm on the 3rd of October as we wait to see the
decision of who makes it through to the live shows. Dannii has flown her
girls off to Dubai, Louis takes the groups to Lake Como, Cheryl’s
lucky boys are in Marrakesh and Los Angeles welcomes Simon’s Over
25s. Watch the video
X Factor Bootcamp: Here comes Lucie
26/09/2009 -Lucie Jones made it through to bootcamp after yet another fantastic audition in front of the judges. This time she sang Christina Aguilera’s Hurt and didn't seem to put a foot wrong. Asked afterwards how she thought it went she said “Oh my God, I’m top of the world”. Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh both loved her performance and told her that she was ‘born to sing’ Click the link to see her bootcamp audition
Lucie Jones: why we came to Wales!
05/09/2009 -At her first audition Lucie Jones told the X-Factor judges that she would be singing I Will Always Love You, "Are you sure you want to do that?" asked Simon, as it has been murdered in the past by so many young hopefuls but our Welsh starlet made him eat his words as she blew everyone away! Amongst the glowing praises, Simon said “Lucie, this is why we come to Wales". Click the link to see the her first audition
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