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Diana Vickers (born 30.7.1991) is a British singer and stage musical actress. She first came to the public attention when she appeared on the fifth series of X Factor, in 2008.

Childhood: Diana Vickers was raised in the village of Huncoat, near Accrington, Lancashire. She attended Westholme Private School in Blackburn, where she took A Levels in Theatre Studies, Psychology and Classics. She also took singing lessons and often took part in local talent competitions.

Showbusiness Career: Diana Vickers was selected for the 2008 X Factor finals series, having impressed the judges during the heats with her individual singing style. In week 5 of the finals, she was unable to perform, due to illness, so was given a free pass to the next round; a decision that caused some controversy amongst fans of the show. Vickers also attracted extra attention, for her relationship with fellow contestant Eoghan Quigg, though they both denied that it was anything more serious than a friendship.

Eventually, Diana Vickers was knocked out of the competition during the semi-final, finishing fourth overall. Vickers covered songs by a wide range of artists during the show, including Michael Jackson, Leonard Cohen, Sinead OConnor, Blondie, Britney Spears and Dido.

After leaving X Factor, it was originally announced that Diana Vickers would be signed by Sony BMG (under Simon Cowell's SyCo label. Eventually, though, this deal failed to come to fruition and Vickers signed instead with RCA Records. Her debut album, Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree saw Vickers working with songwriters such as Ellie Goulding, Nerina Pallot, Patrick Wolf and Dev Hynes (aka Lightspeed Champion). The lead single, 'Once', was co-written by Cathy Dennis and Eg White. Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills selected the track as his Single of the Week in March 2010. Vickers was then scheduled to perform in the Live Lounge, on Fearne Cotton's show in April 2010.

Diana Vickers' professional stage acting debut came in October 2009, when she stared ain the lead role of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. The story had previously been made into a film, with Jane Horrocks in the role. In the play, her character impersonates artists such as Edith Piaf, Shirley Bassey and Judy Garland. The final song of the play, 'Sunlight', was written by take That's Mark Owen, specifically for Diana Vickers to sing. Vickers' performance was met with a positive response from the critics and she won the 'London Newcomer of the Year' award at the Theatregoers' Choice Awards, beating Lenny Henry and Nicholas Hoult to the title.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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Diana Vickers - Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani - VIP dinner at Hotel Chantelle - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 8th December 2015

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Diana Vickers - Celebrities attending various Halloween parties all over London - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 28th October 2015

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Fran Cutler's Halloween Party

Diana Vickers - Celebrities attend Fran Cutler's Halloween Party at Cuckoo Club - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 28th October 2015

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Screening

Diana Vickers - The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th anniversary screening at Royal Albert Hall at Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 27th October 2015

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Diana Vickers To Swap Music For Acting


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The singer has released two albums since shooting to fame on British reality TV show The X Factor in 2008, and she has landed a number of acting roles over the last few years, including a part in 2014 film The Perfect Wave with Scott Eastwood.

She has now decided to give up on music to focus on her acting career, telling British newspaper the London Evening Standard, "The music world and the acting world, they're both very difficult industries to do well in, it kind of felt like I'd got to the point where I had to think about what made me the happiest. I just kind of feel like, now, I want to concentrate on my acting and I'm in a place where I really feel good about it and want to put all my eggs in that basket...

"I feel really excited about the acting, music isn't on my mind at the moment, but maybe I'll get it back again."

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Joan Collins Leads Tributes To Cilla Black


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Joan Collins has led tributes to Cilla Black who died last night at the age of 72.

A Spanish police spokeswoman confirmed today (02.08.15) that Cilla - real name Priscilla White - is believed to have died of ''natural causes'' although, they are ''still awaiting autopsy results''.

The world's biggest stars have flooded social media shocked with the news of the ''Surprise Surprise' legends passing.

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The Olivier Awards: Who Was Best Dressed On The Red Carpet?


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The stars of stage were out last night for the Olivier Awards, honouring Britain’s top theatre talent. On the red carpet high glamour ruled as no one trend dominated the evening’s style. From soft pastels to heavy monochrome the Olivier Awards brought the drama to the red carpet as the most theatrical fashionistas showcased their style. Here are some of our favourite looks of the evening.

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Host for the night former Bond girl Gemma Arterton, showed off her stylish sophistication in a pale blue 3/4 length sleeve Prada gown. With her hair in a side swept bob, Gemma accessorised with some Faraone Mennella jewels adding a touch of dazzle to her classic outfit.

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Diana Vickers Makes Comeback With 'Music To Make The Boys Cry'


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Diana Vickers, finalist in the fifth series of 'X Factor UK' back in 2008, has made a recording comeback after releasing a new track for free. The song's called 'Music To Make The Boys Cry' and marks the first new material released by the 20 year-old since she enjoyed chart success back in 2010.

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Diana Vickers 'In A Little Bubble' With George Craig


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Diana Vickers, the British pop singer and former contestant on The X Factor, says she is "in a little bubble" with current boyfriend George Craig. However, Vickers revealed she is yet to say "I love you", despite dating the One Night Only rocker for almost six months, reports More Magazine.

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Diana Vickers Denies Being 'Dropped' By Label


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Diana Vickers has recently split with label RCA, but has claimed that it was amicable and for reasons ".based purely on a creative level." Diana Vickers, who shot to fame after appearing on The X Factor and had a big hit with the single 'Once', let her fans know on her Tumblr page. She said: "I just want to let you know what the crack is at the moment down in the vickers camp. Myself and RCA have decided to part company, purely based on a creative level.I'm now ready to take a wander down a different, very exciting path! In order to grow, this change has to be made."

A source close to Vickers confirmed this to The Sun, and spoke about her new direction: "It's a mutual decision. Diana wants to go in a more indie direction influenced by acts like The XX and Bjork. She's a rock chick at heart and has been working with writers including James Walsh from Starsailor on new material." The source continued: "A deal has been struck between her management and RCA to give Diana back the handful of songs she's already recorded.It puts her in a strong position to negotiate a new deal now." Historically, reality show artists have struggled to make the transition from pop to credibility, and it remains to be seen if Vickers will buck the trend. Despite her early success, her last two singles charted at 13 and 36.

X Factor Star Diana Vickers Parts With Record Label


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British pop star Diana Vickers has been dropped by her record label.

The X Factor semi-finalist signed to Rca in 2009 and enjoyed a number one album and single in the U.K. a year later (10), but the partnership has now ended amid creative differences.

In a statement, the Once singer writes, "I just want to let you know what the crack is at the moment down in the Vickers camp. Myself and Rca have decided to part company, purely based on a creative level.

"I will always be really thankful for the time we've spent together and the support they've given me. But, I've grown up a lot since the first album and whilst the past couple years have been a lot of fun and a great success, I'm now ready to take a wander down a different, very exciting path! In order to grow, this change has to be made."

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Emma Watson's Ex-boyfriend Dating British Singer


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Emma Watson's ex-boyfriend George Craig is reportedly dating the British singer-songwriter Diana Vickers, according to the UK's Daily Mail. Emma Watson began dating the indie rocker after modelling with him in a Burberry fashion shoot but the couple ended their relationship last year.

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Diana Vickers' Advice For Glam Hair


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Diana Vickers thinks a high ponytail is the best way to achieve instant glamour.

The 'Once' hitmaker - who has designed her debut fashion collection, Dee V, for online retailer Very - has some simple ways to transform her look if she needs to get ready for a big event in a hurry.

She explained: "Tie your hair in a high ponytail - it always makes you look more glam and it doesn't really matter what state your hair is in.

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Diana Vickers

Date of birth

30th July, 1991

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.70




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