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Top #Essex singing competition Factor Essex is back!

25 May Top #Essex singing competition Factor Essex is back!

Are you a solo singer, group or band of any age that fancy your chances of winning a six month recording contract including an EP release, official music video, concert/festival opportunities and much more? The good news for you is that Factor Essex is back.

This is the competitions 7th series after a 2 year rest, The show has found some household names in the past, with Rylan Clark being discovered by Factor Essex during series 1 back in 2010. They even took Rylan to his X Factor audition! Other acts to come via Factor Essex are Lauren Platt (X Factor), Sweet Chix (BGT), Luciee Closier (The Voice). Jordan Gray and Lydia Lucy (The Voice) have also appeared as contestants in previous years.

This year’s judging panel consists of Tall Dark Friend aka Jordan Gray from this year’s The Voice UK. Amy Connelly – who reached judges houses of X Factor. Dan Looney – who is a song writer for Universal Music and also a west end performer, recently appearing in the ‘Book of Mormon’ and ‘Cream’ – who is an international hip hop artist, collaborating with various mega stars such as David Guetta, Boney M, Dolly Parton to name but a few. He also featured as a main character on the BBC3 comedy sketch show ‘Boomtown’.


Lee Knell the creator of the show told us “I am really excited about the new direction of the show. I felt it was time to shake things up and introduce a current and fresh new panel. We have had some great personalities on the panel over recent years – Rylan Clark and Lucy Texeira (2Shoes) to name a couple. But nobody wants to see the same faces year in, year out. We have had a nice but busy break from the show and in terms of relaunching the series it was important to come back with something different and exciting.”


The contestants this year can expect a slightly new format and process to the competition with permanent eliminations, surprise challenges, new weekly song themes, new host venue and a simpler voting process. All finalists will get to record this years charity single, and also feature in its music video.

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