Essex-born Louisa Johnson was the winner from the 2015 edition of English reality television music competition The X Element. In 2014 she auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent, but didn’t see through the 1st audition, because of her becoming, in her terms, too youthful and unprepared, and referred to her unsuccessful audition as “boring.” She was, nevertheless, subsequently asked to audition for The X Element. At age 17, she was the youngest champion in the program’s 15-series background and the 1st female champion since Alexandra Burke in 2008. Mentored through the entire series by Rita Ora, Johnson triumphed over her competition by carrying out songs such as for example Michael Jackson’s “Billy Jean,” Wayne Bay’s “IGNORE IT,” and a vivacious cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” in the attractive Judges Houses circular of your competition. Her 1st single pursuing her triumph was a cover of “Forever Youthful” by Bob Dylan. Released your day following the X Element final, it came into the U.K. singles graph at quantity nine but didn’t climb any higher, getting the cheapest ever placement on admittance for an X Element winner’s debut solitary. Her debut full-length recording was slated for launch in Feb 2016 on Simon Cowell’s Syco Music label.