BIMM’s Ebru Ellis is riding high on her success in the current series of X Factor. The 27 year old Islington native is holding her position as the youngest contestant in the Over 25s category and is proving a real audience favourite. The performances that have kept her in the competition so far have included Beyoncé’s ‘If I Were A Boy’ and David Guetta’s ‘What I did For Love’.
Ebru is in the third year of her BA (Hons) in Creative Musicianship at BIMM London and is taking some time out to see her X Factor ambitions through as far as she can – and it’s looking good! After being the last of the seventeen contestants to perform in the notoriously nerve-wracking third round at Wembley, Ebru made it safely through the intense Six Chair Challenge.
While the competition rages week to week, Ebru has been getting lots of press coverage, with stories in her local paper the Islington Gazette and nationally in The Mirror. Her category is being overseen by Simon Cowell and Ebru will be up against fellow performers Anton Stephans, Bupsi Brown, Jennifer Phillips, Kerrie-Anne Phillips and Max Stone.
Becky Jones, BIMM’s Head of Songwriting, is amongst those rooting for Ebru’s success:
“She’s a really talented musician and has a good ear for a pop song. I’ve heard her original songs and been really impressed. She always came across as terribly ambitious and organised in pursuing her goals.”
The winner of X Factor receives a recording contract and it’s already been the path to success for dozens of singers and bands – even those who don’t grab first place have done very well in their music careers from exposure and experience, often launching careers to rival the winners.
BIMM has everything crossed for Ebru. Stay tuned to X Factor and give her your best!