We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Me and My Broken Heart
I Will Always Love You
Show Me Love
Rita’s final Girl through!
Crying For No Reason
Return Of The Mack
Kiera Weather’s X Factor 2015 Story in Video
Kiera Laikan Weathers (born 6 December 1997) was an English barmaid from St Helens, Merseyside who came 11th place in Series 12 of The X Factor. She was a part of the Girls category, mentored by Rita Ora.
The talented singer, 18, consistently impressed all four panelists throughout her time on The X Factor, but it was the head judge, who himself made no secret of the fact he wanted the Girls category, that she initially wanted.
“I initially wanted Simon as I felt I’d bonded with him,” she told OK!
“But once I’d spoken to Rita I knew she had our backs. She’s one of the girls now.”
It was a high-pressure few weeks for them all, but Kiera credits her boyfriend Jamie with keeping her feet on the ground.
“Jamie and I have been together a year – he’s great. He’s 24 and works as a roofer,” she said.
“He protects me and encourages me to think things through as I can be a bit rash.”
Kiera Weathers stuns with Ella Eyre cover | Auditions Week 3 | The X Factor UK 2015 published on 13 September 2015
After losing her mum, 18-year old barmaid (Clock Face Labour Club) Kiera Weathers from St Helens wants to impress the Judges and do her family proud with her version of Ella Eyre’s We Don’t Have to Take our Clothes Off. Will it be enough for a place at Boot Camp?
Kiera Weathers opened up about her mother’s death. Appearing on Lorraine Kelly on her ITV1 breakfast show on 14 September 2015, the star explained how the heartbreaking tragedy transformed her life.
“I lost my mum when she was just 38-years-old,” she said. “It’s been very tough in the sense of everything that’s happened.
“But, I think it’s made me mature a lot. It’s taught me to never judge a book by its cover. You never know what other people might be going through.
“To me though, this is just a small part of my journey. If anything, it’s spurred me on.”
Kiera, 18, wowed the judges with an emotional rendition of Ella Eyre’s We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was particularly impressed with the young teen and told her that she has “star quality”.
Me and My Broken Heart published on 27 September 2015
Kiera Weathers thinks she didn’t do her best in the Group Task, with the 18-year old feeling the need to prove herself with her rendition of Rixton’s Me and My Broken Heart?
I Will Always Love You | The 6 Chair Challenge | The X Factor UK 2015 published on 4 October 2015
Kiera gives a powerful performance of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You and the Judges are visibly choked up. If Kiera gets a seat someone has to lose their chair.
Show Me Love published on 25 October 2015
18-year old Kiera Weathers covers the Robin S hit Show Me Love for Rita and Meghan, and with her mentor singing along, it seems they liked her version!
Kiera Weathers is Rita’s final Girl through! | Judges Houses | The X Factor 2015 published on 25 October 2015
Following Rita’s choice to put Louisa and Lauren through to the Live Shows, the singer decided that Kiera Weathers should be her final Girl!
Kiera Weathers performs Katy B’s Crying For No Reason | Live Week 1 | The X Factor 2015 published on 31 October 2015
Kiera Weathers is hoping they’ll be no tears as she takes on Katy B’s Crying For No Reason to secure her place on the show.
Kiera Weathers sings for survival with R.E.M. Classic | Week 1 Results | The X Factor 2015 published on 1 November 2015
Kiera is hoping her performance of R.E.M.’s Everybody Hurts is enough to get those all important votes from the Judges.
Return Of The Mack | Live Week 2 | The X Factor 2015 published on 7 November 2015
After ending up in the bottom two last weekend, Kiera Weathers is back with Mark Morrison hit Return Of The Mack.
Kiera was 11th place finisher on the 12th series of The X Factor 2015 UK. She was eliminated from the competition after receiving the least public votes, followed closely behind by Mason Noise and Seann Miley Moore.
Kiera accidentally flashed a tad too much as she took to the stage at G-A-Y for her post-talent show exit gig.
The singer showed the audience a flash of her nipple as she danced and sang her heart out, going braless for the show in a low-cut dress.
Selected festivals and gigs:
East Village Arts Club, Liverpool, 12 February 2016
The Thwaites Empire, Blackburn, Saturday, 21 May 2016
Surya, London, Wednesday, 21 September 2016
The Hambletonian, Norton, Sunday, 25 September 2016
Clock Face Labour Club, St Helens, Sunday, 6 August 2017 with Sonya Hurst and Matty Lamb
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‘I wanted Simon Cowell’ X Factor’s Kiera Weathers admits Rita Ora wasn’t her first choice – Express, 30 October 2015
X Factor’s Kiera Weathers accidentally flashes nipple as she performs raunchy G-A-Y gig after talent show exit – Mirror, 14 November 2015
X Factor beauty Kiera Weathers says mother’s death was a ‘small part of my journey’ – Mirror, 14 November 2015
Kiera Weathers swaps The X Factor for Britain’s Got Talent…well, almost. – Liverpool Echo, 19 January 2016
X Factor’s Kiera Weathers launches brilliant first single ‘You Gotta Be’ – Tellymix, 13 December 2016
Kiera Weathers premieres stunning video for catchy new single ‘Talk To Me’ – Celeb Mix, 25 November 2017
This article was created, compiled and produced by Barry Grady. Last Updated 25 November 2017.