Bad Lashes

Bad Lashes is a four piece girl group featuring Stacey Lincoln, Sophie Wilson Emily McNamee and Sam Bennett.

Stacey Lincoln
AGE: 20
LOCATION: DURHAM
JOB: RETAIL ASSISTANT AT MAC MAKEUP

Stacey auditioned as a solo artist for The X Factor during it’s very first series when she was 16 yrs old but was told her nerves got the better of her and that she was too young. After this knock back she decided she wouldn’t apply again and it wasn’t until Bad Lashes formed that the girls managed to persuade her to audition again but this time as group. Stacey is so glad she did as her confidence has come back and she’s really excited about their possible X Factor journey and what it may hold. As well as music Stacey used to be a keen horse show jumper which she competed in nationally, reaching 9th in the country. Her family are hugely supportive of her and the group and she singles out her mum as being ‘her rock’. Stacey is known as the sweet one of the group, the rest of the girls call her posh spice!

SOPHIE WILSON
Age: 23
LOCATION: HARTLEPOOL
JOB: SINGER

Sophie from Hartlepool met the girls at theatre school and bonded with them straight away. For years she’s tried to break into the music world, auditioning, cold calling etc but never had any success, she believes as a strong girl group they might stand a better chance. Her granddad was a singer years ago and Sophie claims he’s her inspiration and whom she thinks she gets her talent from. She currently sings in clubs in her local area and would call herself a Jazz style singer, a few years ago she sang in a Memorial Day choir in front of The Queen at the Royal Albert Hall which is something she’s very proud of. Sophie would describe herself as the chatty one of the group. Like the others girls, Sophie comes from a close knit family and all her family (inc brother and sister) are very proud of her including her boyfriend of 6 years.

EMILY McNAMEE
AGE: 19
LOCATION: DURHAM
JOB: RUNS/OWNS A COFFEE SHOP

Emily from Durham prides herself on coming from a really close family who are really supportive of her musical dreams. She has always been interested in music and has auditioned for various music events over the years. Two years ago she auditioned for The X Factor as a solo artist and made the final 30 but felt she was a little out of her league and didn’t progress any further.
It was Emily’s idea to put the band together and she immediately enlisted fellow best mate Sam to join her, they met Stacey through friends and went to theatre school with Sophie. The other girls claim she’s the flirty, pretty one of the group.
To gain life experience Emily applied for a business bank loan a few years ago to start up her own café in her home town and currently runs a successful coffee shop – her mum has promised to help run the shop whilst Emily is on her X Factor journey!

SAM BENNETT
AGE: 21
LOCATION: DURHAM
JOB: CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANT FOR NATIONAL EXPRESS

Sam from Durham never felt she had a good singing voice until her mum and fellow girlband friends persuaded her to join the group. Although the other girls claim she’s the loud one of the group Sam feels she’s the person who lacks the most confidence. Sam calls herself a toilet singer but her family are very proud of her and her confidence and voice is growing every time she performs with the girls in Bad Lashes. Although they were all friends before Sam feels that the group is making them a stronger unit together and their friendship is flourishing.

Mentored by: LOUIS WALSH

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