GRACE Davies is set to record an album despite missing out on the X Factor title.

The 20-year-old warehouse worker from Langho, who was an early front runner to win the primetime ITV show, finished runner-up to Simon Cowell’s group Rak Su on Sunday.

Grace sang two more original songs on the final night, including ‘Too Young’ which she had performed earlier in the series.

Despite finishing runner-up, Grace was hailed by the judges for her performance throughout the competition and they said her original songs during the series had changed reality shows forever.

X Factor judge Simon Cowell praised Grace’s performance on the show, describing her as “really an outstanding, outstanding artist.”

A source close to the show reported that Grace will sign with Simon Cowell’s record label ‘in the next few days’.

Yesterday, the day after the X Factor final, Grace said she was ‘proud’ of the X Factor winners.

She tweeted: “Im so flipping proud of my boys Rak Su, you have absolutely no idea.

“I can’t wait to watch you fly, I love you all so much. Thank you so much everybody for your endless support.

“I’m over the moon, so so chuffed. I can’t wait to make you proud and make that album.”

The former warehouse worker and barmaid was cheered on by friends and family at the 12,500-seat London ExCeL Arena.

Feilden Arms landlady Beverly Holgate-Johnson, who Grace used to work for as a barmaid, said: “I’m just so pleased for her that she got that far in the competition.

“I think with not wining she will possibly have a better career because she won’t be tied down to the X Factor.”

Grace’s friend Kath Lord Green said: “I’m sure she will be successful because she has got enough material to do an album.

“It’s great she is looking to put something out as quickly as she can.”