By now, it’s a fairly established fact that The X Factor series, more than most TV talent show competitions, really does supply massively talented performers and groups: One Direction (RIP, too soon), Cher Lloyd, Fifth Harmony, Leona Lewis, Little Mix, Samantha Jade…all big pop stars from all over the world. And, erm…Melanie Amaro. Sad face emoji.
The question is: Will Emilie Esther be another name to add to that list soon?
Yesterday, the 15-year-old (!) songstress took the crown of the eighth season of the show on X Factor Denmark. And, judging from what I could decipher from Danish news reports, she’ll be heading into the studio to record with RedOne, along with a meeting with Simon Cowell himself — which is apparently the first time the opportunity has been offered to any XFD winner.
It’s still early days for the lil’ singer, obviously: She’s been thrust into the spotlight as a winner for approximately all of 24 hours now, but her winning single, “Undiscovered,” feels promising enough to start the shaking and crying early just in case: It fits in nicely within the Ellie Goulding, Diana Vickers and Tove Lo sphere — super dreamy, melodic and anthemic pop goodness. And, just as you would expect from the winner of a singing show, her voice is really beautiful and emotive…especially for a 15-year-old. (Her performance of Broiler‘s “Wild Eyes” in that incredible Game Of Thrones-looking chair below is also pretty exceptional.)
Also: Scandinavian pop stars are genetically guaranteed to be incredible anyway, so the odds are already ever in her favor.
“Undiscovered” is on Spotify — except in America, of course. But perhaps one day soon, when Emilie becomes a RedOne-produced global pop sensation, it will be. Fingers crossed.