Fleur East
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 29 October 1987
Age 31
Hometown Walthamstow, London, UK
Occupation Former fitness model


Category Groups
Mentor Simon Cowell
Placement 12/12


Category Overs
Mentor Simon Cowell
Placement Runner-up (2/16)
Fleur Lillibeth East (born 29 October 1987) is an English singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, and fitness model from Walthamstow, London who finished as runner-up in Series 11 of The X Factor. She was a part of the Over 25s category, mentored by Simon Cowell.

The X Factor

She had previously auditioned in 2005 as part of the group Addictiv Ladies, then mentored too by Cowell, where they made it to the live shows, but only finished in 12th place.

She returned in 2014 as a soloist and made it all the way to Judges' Houses as part of the Over 25s category, again mentored by Simon Cowell. He selected her as one of his Top 3 finalists for the live shows.

Throughout the live shows she impressed everyone with her performances and notably caught the attention of the British media with her semi final performance of Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk". She performed the song again during the final and finished as runner-up to Ben Haenow.




Episode Theme Song Result
Room Audition Free choice Ordinary People Advanced
Arena Audition Free choice Fine China Advanced
Six-Chair Challenge Free Choice Paper Planes Advanced
Judge's Houses Free Choice Bang,Bang Advanced
Week 1 Number ones All About That Bass Safe (5th)
Week 2 1980's It's a Shame Safe (7th)
Week 3 songs from films Lady Marmalade Safe (5th)
Week 4 Hallowe'en Thriller Safe (6th)
Week 5 Queen vs. Michael Jackson Will You Be There Safe (5th)
Week 6 Big Band Bang Bang Safe (2nd)
Week 7 Whitney Houston vs. Elton John I'm Every Woman Safe (2nd)
Week 8 Songs chosen by other artists A Fool in Love Safe (3rd)
Jukebox If I Ain't Got You
Week 9: Semi-Final Christmas All I Want for Christmas Is You Safe (2nd)
Song to get you to the final Uptown Funk
Week 10: Final No theme Can't Hold Us Safe (2nd)
Celebrity Duet Beneath Your Beautiful (with Labrinth)
Favourite Performance Uptown Funk Runner up
Winners Single Something I Need

Post The X Factor

Following her appearance on the show she was signed to the Syco Music label and started recording her debut album. In November 2015, she released the debut single "Sax", which peaked at #3 on the UK charts. Her debut album was released soon after and peaked at #14. Subsequent singles performed less well. In 2016, she signed a deal with Columbia Records to launch her international career.

During Series 13, she returned to help judge Louis Walsh select his Top 3 Groups for the live shows alongside Alesha Dixon.

In October 2017, it was reported that she had been dropped by Syco Music due to poor record sales.


Studio albums

  • Love, Sax and Flashbacks (2015)


  • Broken Mirror (2012)
  • Turn the Lights On (2013)
  • Sax (2015)
  • More and More (2016)
  • Breakfast (2016)

Series 11 Finalists
Andrea FaustiniBen HaenowBlonde ElectraChloe JasmineFleur EastJack WaltonJake QuickendenJay JamesLauren PlattLola SaundersOnly The YoungOverload GenerationPaul AkisterStephanie NalaStereo KicksStevi Ritchie