Treyc Cohen, 25, visited mentor Simon Cowell’s home in LA on the popular ITV show, where he praised her singing but told her she wouldn’t be going through to the live shows.
Now the BA (Hons) Popular Music student has released her first single, A Time To Be Heard, which she describes as ‘Coldplay with a gospel twist’. The song also features Black Voices, who are an A cappella quintet.
Treyc, from Tamworth, has signed a record deal with a new Birmingham label called AJOUPA. She is also continuing with her second year studies at the University’s School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure in Walsall.
Treyc said: “The X Factor was an amazing experience and I'm just so thankful the judges gave me the opportunity to go as far as I did. The highlight for me was visiting Simon Cowell's house - it is absolutely beautiful.
“The support has been immense since leaving the show. I have been gigging alot with the band I sing with, Monday Session, and also I've had my solo gigs. I have noticed the audiences have grown a considerable amount, which is really nice.
“I do feel in my heart of hearts that the single will do well because it's catchy with a real feel good melody, so fingers crossed!”
Treyc wowed the judges with her rendition of I’m Every Woman in her first audition. She then excitedly called her 13 brothers and sisters to share the good news.
Treyc’s single was released on Monday (Dec 14) and is available to download from Itunes, hmv.com, Tesco entertainment, Napster and eMusic.
Treyc is happy to be interviewed. Please contact Helen Priestley on 0121 703 3718 or 0797 725 2308 or email Helen@artimis.co.uk.