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Rebecca Ferguson
Contestant Profile
Birth Date July 21, 1986
Age 35
Hometown Liverpool, England, UK


Category Girls
Mentor Cheryl Cole
Placement Runner-up (2/16)

Rebecca Caroline Ferguson (born July 21, 1986) is an English R&B/soul singer. She auditioned for Series 7 of The X Factor UK and made it all the way to the final as part of the Girls category mentored by Cheryl Cole.

Due to the eliminations of Treyc Cohen, Katie Waissel and Cher Lloyd, Ferguson was the only act left in her category. She finished as runner-up to Matt Cardle from the Boys category mentored by Dannii Minogue.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition Free choice "A Change Is Gonna Come" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Group performance "If I Were a Boy" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Solo performance "Like a Star" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "Fireflies" Advanced
Week 1 Number one singles "Teardrops" Safe
Week 2 Heroes "Feeling Good" Safe
Week 3 Guilty Pleasures "Why Don't You Do Right?" Safe
Week 4 Halloween "Wicked Game" Safe
Week 5 American anthems "Make You Feel My Love" Safe
Week 6 Songs by Elton John "Candle in the Wind" Safe
Week 7 Songs by The Beatles "Yesterday" Safe
Week 8 Rock "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" Safe
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
Week 9: Semi-final Club classics "Show Me Love" Safe
Songs to get you to the final "Amazing Grace"
Week 10: Final Free choice "Like a Star" Runner-up
Celebrity duets "Beautiful" (with Christina Aguilera)
Final results Free choice "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
Winner's single "Distant Dreamer"

Post-The X Factor

Following the final, it was announced that she had signed with Syco Music to release her debut album. From 2011 to 2016, she released four studio albums, all of which have released the UK Top 10. She has had two UK #1 singles as part of the 2010 X Factor finalists and The Justice Collective in 2012 respectively.


UK Series 7 Finalists
Aiden GrimshawBelle AmieCher LloydDiva FeverF.Y.D.Katie WaisselMary ByrneMatt CardleNicolò FestaOne DirectionPaije RichardsonRebecca FergusonStorm LeeTreyc CohenWagner