Ferguson’s denevertheless album, Heaven, was released in November 2011 to commercial and critical success. Co-written by Ferguson, it was certified platinum in the UK, Ireland and US, Ferguson released five singles from the album and alo toured the record in 2012. She cites Aretha Franklin, Kings of Leon, Christina Aguilera and Amy Winehouse among her influences. She has endorsements with NescafĂ© and Walkers. In 2012 she was nominated for two MOBO awards and a MTV Europe award. Ferguson confirmed that she would commence perform on her second studio album in 2013.
Ferguson sang “A Alter Is Gonna Come” during her initial audition. At her bootcamp audition, she sang “Like a Star” to which Cowell said “That is a recording voice!” and Nicole Scherzinger said, “I told you initial time I saw her, she is our generationâ€™s songbird.” She sang “Fireflies” at judges’ houses and manufactured it through to the live shows. For the first live show she sang “Teardrops” and in the second live show she sang “Feeling Good”. In the third live show she sang “Why Don’t You Do Right?” and in the fourth live show she sang “Wicked Game”. In the fifth live show, Rebecca received a standing ovation from Simon and Cheryl following her performance of “Make You Feel My Love”. In the following episode, Rebecca received another standing ovation from Dannii and Cheryl after singing “Candle in the Wind”. In the final, she performed a duet with Christina Aguilera, performing Aguilera’s hit single “Beautiful”. Ferguson’s winner’s song was a cover of Duffy’s “Distant Dreamer”, but she finished as the runner-up to Matt Cardle, generating her the first female runner-up on The X Factor.
|Day of Birth||21-July-1986|
|Place of Birth||Liverpool, England, UK|