Emily Middlemas

Emily Middlemas

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Contestant Profile
Birth Date 25 September 1998
'Age 19
Hometown Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Occupation Student


Category Girls
Mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
Placement Judges' Houses


Category Girls
Mentor Simon Cowell
Placement 4/12

Emily Middlemas (born 25 September 1998) is a Scottish singer from Glasgow who competed in Series 13 of The X Factor as part of the Girls category mentored by Simon Cowell. She was eliminated in the semi final, finishing in 4th place.

The X Factor

She first auditioned for Series 11 of the show and made it all the way to Judges' Houses in the Girls category mentored by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. However, Cheryl felt she wasn't ready and sent her home.

She returned two years later for Series 13 and again made it to Judges' Houses in the Girls category, this time mentored by Simon Cowell and was successfully chosen for the live shows.

Throughout the live shows she faced constant criticism from the other judges and public for slowing down her song choices and admitted that she had wanted to something uptempo but was not allowed.

With the eliminations of Gifty Louise in Week 4 and Sam Lavery in Week 6 she was the last remaining act in the Girls category.

She ended up in the Bottom 2 in the semi final and was eliminated after her mentor Simon Cowell was the only one who voted to save her.



Episode Theme Song Result
Audition Free choice "Yellow" Advanced
Bootcamp "Anything Could Happen" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "Story of My Life" Eliminated


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition Free choice "Master Blaster (Jammin')" Advanced
Bootcamp Group performance Not shown Advanced
Six Chair Challenge "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "Ex's & Oh's" Advanced
Week 1 Express Yourself "Closer" Safe (3rd)
Week 2 Motown "Stop! In the Name of Love" Safe (3rd)
Week 3 Divas "How Will I Know" Safe (3rd)
Week 4 Fright Night "Creep" Safe (1st)
Week 5 Girlband v Boyband "What Makes You Beautiful" Safe (3rd)
Week 6 Disco "Wishing on a Star" Safe (4th)
Week 7 Movies "It Must Have Been Love" Safe (4th)
Week 8 Louis Loves "Toxic" Safe (2nd)
Contestant's Choice "Human"
Week 9: Semi Finals Christmas "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" Eliminated (4th)
Songs to get you to the final "Mad World"

Post The X Factor

On July 14th, 2017 Emily announced that she would be releasing her first single, entitled; "Lost and Found" during August of the same year.  This was followed by a UK tour.


  • Contrary to media reports that stated they met during the show, she and fellow finalist Ryan Lawrie have been in a relationship since 2015.
Series 13 Finalists
BratavioEmily Middlemas5 After MidnightFour of DiamondsFreddy ParkerGifty LouiseHoney GMatt TerryRelley CRyan LawrieSaara AaltoSam Lavery