X Factor star Emily Middlemas returns to her roots for gig

Straight from the X Factor Arena Tour, Emily Middlemas will wow audiences at Hemelvaart Cafe, Ayton.

Thursday, 26th January 2017, 13:14 pm
Emily Middlemas, semi-finalist in 2016 X Factor show

Even before her appearance on last year’s X Factor, Emily was a firm favourite at the Hemelvaart.

She has performed there a couple of times and even recorded a live Hemelvaart Sessions, which was posted to YouTube.

She said that Hemelvaart is her favourite place to play and took to Twitter and Facebook to announce the latest gig to her fans, leading to an explosion in the demand for tickets.

Due to the fact that Hemelvaart is an intimate venue tickets will be limited, and lots have already sold for the first gig on Saturday, April 1, at 7pm.

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Many people wanted to bring children to see the show so especially for them, Emily agreed to do a second performance on Sunday, April 2, at 2pm.

Emily had initially auditioned for the X Factor in 2014 and made it all the way to the Judges’ Houses, with Cheryl as her mentor. Unfortunately, Cheryl felt she was too young at only 15 and needed time to find her own sound.

Returning two years later, Emily impressed the judges with an acoustic version of Stevie Wonder’s Master Blaster.

During her time on The X Factor last year, the Hemelvaart supported Emily by holding an X Factor party for her first live show and giving out ‘Vote Emily’ posters.

Unfortunately, in a tense sing-off against Matt Terry, in which Emily performed Simon’s favourite Christmas song, War is Over by John Lennon, the judges decided to send Matt through to the final.

It would be easy for Emily to be carried away by all of the public and media attention, but she has kept her feet on the ground and is determined, despite all of the success which is heading her way, not to forget her roots.

Tickets cost £10 and are selling fast. To book visit www.hemelvaart.co.uk