Kerry McGregor
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 30 October 1974
Died 4 January 2012
'Age 37
Hometown Pumpherston, West Lothian, Scotland
Occupation Singer


Category Over 25s
Mentor Sharon Osbourne
Placement 9/12

Kerry McGregor was a Scottish singer and actress who participated in Series 3 of The X Factor as part of the Over 25s category mentored by Sharon Osbourne. She finished in 9th place.

The X FactorEdit

She impressed all three judges during her audition and successfully made it to judges' houses as part of the Over 25s category mentored by Sharon Osbourne. She was selected as a Top 3 finalist for the live shows but was eliminated in Week 3 along with Dionne Mitchell.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition 1 Free choice "Show Me Heaven" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Solo performance "Something" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Group performance " You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "You've Got a Friend" Advanced
Week 1 Mowtown "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" Safe
Week 2 Songs by Rod Stewart "I Don't Want to Talk About It" Safe
Week 3 Big Band "They Can't Take That Away from Me" Eliminated

Post-The X FactorEdit

After her elimination, her career failed to take off again. In September 2010, she was diagnosed with bladder cancer and underwent chemotherapy. However, she succumbed to the disease on 4 January aged 37. Around 400 people attended her funeral.

Trivia Edit

  • She finished as runner-up to represent the UK at the 1997 Eurovision Contest in Dublin. The winners Katrina & The Waves went on to win the Contest.
Series 3 Finalists
Ashley McKenzieBen MillsDionne MitchellEton Road4SureKerry McGregorLeona LewisNikitta AngusRay QuinnRobert AllenThe MacDonald BrothersThe Unconventionals

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