Lauren Platt
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 7 October 1997
'Age 20
Hometown Billericay, Essex, England
Occupation Singer
Television presenter


Category Girls
Mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
Placement 4/16
Lauren Nicole Platt (born 7 October 1997) is an English singer and television presenter from Billericay, Essex who participated in Series 11 of The X Factor as part of the Girls category mentored by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. She was eliminated in the semi finals, finishing in 4th place.

The X Factor


Episode Theme Song Result
Room Audition Free choice "I Know Where I've Been" Advanced
Arena Audition Free choice "How Will I Know" Advanced
Six-Chair Challenge Free choice "Man in the Mirror" Advanced
Judges Houses Free Choice "Beneath Your Beautiful" Advanced
Week 1 Number ones "Happy" Safe (2nd)
Week 2 1980's "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Safe (2nd)
Week 3 Songs from films "Let It Go" Safe (2nd)
Week 4 Hallowe'en "Dark Horse" Safe (4th)
Week 5 Queen vs Michael Jackson "I'll Be There" Safe (3rd)
Week 6 Big Band "Smile" Safe (3rd)
Week 7 Whitney Houston vs. Elton John "How Will I Know" Safe (3rd)
Week 8 Songs chosen by other artists "Clarity" Bottom two (4th)
Jukebox "Don't You Worry Child"
Week 9: Semi final Christmas "Stay Another Day" Eliminated (4th)
Songs to get you to the final "Story of My Life"

Post The X Factor

Following her departure from the show she continued to upload music via YouTube and since January 2016 she has been hosting CBBC kids talent show Got What It Takes.  One of the contestants was Rai-Elle Williams who would go on to finish in 8th place on Series 14 of The X Factor.


  • Lauren Platt is the first out of two 4th place finishers to be named Lauren, with the second being Lauren Murray.

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