X Factor’s Rai-Elle reveals her biggest musical inspirations

Rai-Elle revealed who inspires her to make music during special Twitter Q&A with fans[ITV]

The X Factor’s Rai-Elle Williams has revealed British rapper Stormzy and US songstress Lauryn Hill are the musicians who have influenced her to make music.

The X Factor gave the chance for the public to ask her questions during a special online Q&A with Rai-Elle when as fan asked who are her biggest inspirations.

Moments later the 16 year old responded from her official account, writing: ”Defo @MsLaurynHill and @Stormzy1! ~ Rai-Elle”.

Stormzy won solo artist of the year at the GQ awards and is inspiring other young artists in music  [Getty]

A future collaboration with Stormzy may be possible as the popular rapper has been confirmed to make an appearance on the ITV show.

The ‘Big For Your Boots hit-maker will join Nicole Scherzinger as a guest judge, after rumours earlier this year suggested he’d landed a place on the show.

The rapper will advise the Pussycat Doll star on her category, the Over 25s.

The X Factor 2017: Nicole Scherzinger is calling in the help of rapper Stormzy for advice  [ITV]

Croydon native Rai-Elle has steadily made her position as a potential winner known by impressing the judges during tougher auditions.

The teen was one of three artists asked to sing acapella in front of thousands gathered at Wembley arena, during the revamped rounds of eliminations to get to the X Factor live shows.

The student’s performance saw judge Nicole Scherzinger give her a standing ovation.

Rai-Elle has continued to impress judges and viewers with her passionate performances  [ITV]

Sharon Osbourne, who is mentoring her on the ITV show, said: “You are fearless for a sixteen-year-old”.

The judge went on to call Rai-Elle’s voice ”unbelievable”.

X Factor continues Saturday at 8.15 pm.

 

Source: http://www.ok.co.uk/tv/1201803/x-factor-rai-elle-williams-stormzy-lauryn-hill-musical-inspirations-simon-cowell-nicole-scherzinger

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