Stacey Solomon: X Factor Single Mom is a Big Hit

August 24, 2009

Meet Stacey Solomon, X-Factor contestant. See photos, video and a biography here of the contestant who impressed the judges with her heartfelt rendition of the Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World classic on the on Series 6 of the popular ITV talent show in the UK.


She is only 19 years old and, as she has revealed, a single mother from Essex. Her humble, unassuming and somewhat nervous presence belied the vocal beauty and nuance of her performance. Tall, slender, wearing short and noting while on stage that “sometimes” mother and her friends thought she was talented, (as the camera cut to her family and friends clustered around TV monitors, watching her) she went on to display that talent in a standout audition.

The Stacey Solomon, X-Factor video below shows the young singe impressing all four of the program’s judges as all of them variously state thereafter that she she had a better voice than they had expected.

Judge Cheryl Cole said, I don’t know why I had a preconceived idea, but I didn’t expect you to be that good.

Judge Louis Walsh said to the teen-aged singer: ‘I agree with Cheryl, I didn’t expect your voice to be that good. It was really good.”

Of the Stacey Solomon What a Wonderful World performance, judge Dannii Minogue agreed with the other judges and noted that she “didn’t falter” during her performance.

Simon Cowell told the young singer: “Stacey, I am rarely surprised but I have to be honest with you, that took me by surprise. You think you are are really, really good.”

As a biography, Stacey Solomon is 19 years old. She is from Essex, England. Her father is David Solomon and her step-mother is Karen; the latter revealed in an interview that the young singer has been singing all of her life.

Stacey Solomon has a 17-month old son named Zachary. She works at a pub and is a musical theatre studies student. Digital Spy quotes an interview she gave to the Sunday Mirror in which she said winning X-Factor would “mean everything.” She went on to say

I’d be able to get Zachary into a good school and get him all the things he needed. Single motherhood is tough, but I’m determined to be the one that provides for my son.”

Here are Stacey Solomon photos. Watch the series 6 Stacey Solomon X-Factor video below.


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