X Factor 2017 favourite Grace Davies struggles at judges' houses

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X Factor 2017 contestant Grace Davies struggles at judges’ houses tonight.

The 20-year-old musician from Blackburn is the current favourite to win.

Tonight we’ll see Grace competing for one of three spots in the live shows alongside Alisah Bonaobra, Rai-Elle Williams, Holly Tandy, Georgina Panton and Deanna Mussington.

The girls fly off to San Francisco to meet mentor Sharon Osbourne, who makes it a family affair with son Jack and daughter Kelly helping her out.

The acts have just one more chance to impress Sharon, Jack and Kelly, with each contestant hoping to convince them that they have the star quality required to reach the live shows.

Grace once again opts to sing an original song.

“I think Sharon’s enjoyed them so far so I’m going to keep going. I’ve got one song to make Sharon put me through,” she tells cameras.

Grace’s song More Than You is about “wanting someone who doesn’t want you back”.

However Sharon stops the performance halfway through.

“You’re singing with great emotion but you’re clipping words, it’s as if you’re stopping your vocals from coming out,” Sharon tells Grace. “I love that quirky sound you have in your voice but you’re doing it too much. You’ve got to breathe and relax. We’ve got to hear that you’ve got power in your voice.

“Just relax and sing.”

Sharon then chats privately to her children, with Jack commenting: “She’s a fantastic song writer but I think singing she lacks power.”

Meanwhile, Grace tells Dermot O’Leary: “I don’t think that showed me off to what I can do which is a shame.”

Speaking before judges’ houses, Grace said making the live shows would be “Literally everything”.

Grace Davies
Grace Davies

She explained: “Performing on a stage in front of as many people as possible is my home, that’s where I feel my best. It’s what I adore to do so to get through to the live shows where I’m not only performing for that studio audience but also being streamed into people’s living rooms around the country, it’s what dreams are made of.”

Find out who makes The X Factor 2017 live shows this weekend.

The X Factor 2017 judges’ houses airs Saturday at 8:20PM and Sunday at 7PM on ITV.

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