Amelia Lily
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 16 October 1994
Age 24
Hometown Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, England


Category Girls
Mentor Kelly Rowland
Placement 3/16
Amelia Lily Oliver (born 16 October 1994) is an English pop singer. She auditioned for Series 8 of The X Factor UK and made it all the way to the final as part of the Girls category mentored by Kelly Rowland.

Initially eliminated in Week 1 in a quadruple elimination, she was reinstated in Week 6 following a public vote held as a result of the disqualification of Frankie Cocozza.

Due to the eliminations of Sophie Habibis, Janet Devlin and Misha B, Amelia was the only act left in her category. She finished in 3rd place behind runner-up Marcus Collins and winners Little Mix.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition Free choice "Piece of My Heart" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Group performance "You Got the Love" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Solo performance "Nobody Knows" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "E.T." Advanced
Week 1 Britain vs. America "Billie Jean" Eliminated
Week 6 Lady Gaga vs. Queen "The Show Must Go On" Safe
Week 7 Movie week "Think" Bottom two
Save Me songs "You and I" Saved
Week 8 Guilty pleasures "China in Your Hand" Safe
Musical heroes "Since U Been Gone"
Week 9: Semi-final Motown "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Safe
Songs to get you to the final "I'm with You"
Week 10: Final Free choice "Ain't No Other Man" Eliminated (3rd)
Mentor duets "River Deep, Mountain High" (with Kelly Rowland)

Post The X Factor UK

Since her time on the show, Amelia signed a 3-album deal with British production duo Xenomania, best known for producing hits for girl group Girls Aloud. Her first single, "You Bring Me Joy", was released on August 26, 2012 and charted at #2 on the UK Charts. However, due to the poor performance of her follow up singles, the release of her debut album was cancelled.

In 2013, she supported both Girls Aloud on their farewell Greatest Hits tour and later supported Olly Murs. The following year, after parting ways with Xenomania, she released a new song on the Warner Music label called "California".

Since late 2014, she has appeared on the UK stage tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, replacing Marcus Collins, and Green Day's American Idiot stage show playing Whatshername.

In 2017, she joined the Celebrity Big Brother UK line up.


UK Series 8 Finalists
Amelia LilyCraig ColtonFrankie CocozzaJames MichaelJanet DevlinJohnny RobinsonJonjo KerrKitty BrucknellLittle MixMarcus CollinsMisha BNu VibeSami BrookesSophie HabibisThe Risk2 Shoes