GRACE Davies looks worlds away from shy young singer competing for a record deal six years ago on The X Factor.

Then 20 years old, Grace was hopingt to launch a glittering career when she came second in Simon Cowell's talent show in 2017.

But, in 2020, Cowell suddenly quit his music label, and she was dropped.

Now the TV star has returned with a new single and a new look, posing alongside her chart-topping friend Raye.

Grace is now back in the charts with re-mastered versions of the hits that made her famous on The X Factor – Wolves and Roots.

But it's not just Grace's music that has evolved – so has her image.


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The star is unrecognisable six years since she made it to the finals, and reveals she has put money aside to revamp her hair and make-up, having previously done her own.

She recently told The Sun: "I know that my music is strong and I put my all into that.

"But I've always felt like I look like anyone just off the street.

"Especially with the photo shoot and the video I said to my team 'I've never looked at myself in the mirror and felt like an artist.' 

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"I really wanted to go in with this EP and these tracks and be like, 'This is my identity. That's what I look like, and I fit in with all of these artists that are on major labels and have major budgets to do all of the styling and makeup and hair and all of that s**t."

When it comes to Simon, she hasn't had any contact from him since he left Syco.

But there aren't any hard feelings.

She adds: "I haven't had any contact from Simon since, but I love him and  I so appreciate the words he said about my song Wolves and I would never be able to speak ill of that label or the show because they believed in me at a time that no one else did.

"But no, I've not actually had any contact with him. But if I did, I'd be like, 'Look what we've done!'"

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