A former X Factor contestant from East Lancashire says she was ‘shocked’ to hear her brand new single featured on popular ITV dating show, Love Island.

This is ahead of her first ever headline show which has now sold out.

Grace, from Langho, released her single ‘Wolves’ earlier this month and it is described as a “rip-roaring power-punch to the past and a life-affirming ode to owning your mistakes”.

She performed the single on the X Factor back in 2017 and it secured her a place in the final.

Grace, who was runner-up on the 14th series, was praised by the judges after performing it live and even received a standing ovation.

Now, Grace said she was “shocked” to hear her track played during a dramatic moment ITV’s Love Island, some episodes of which attract millions of viewers.

In a TikTok video, Grace played the scene to her housemate, Callum, and gets his surprise reaction to it on camera.

The song what featured during a huge moment on the ITV2 reality show, when the boys and girls each received a text telling them there would be a recoupling - putting multiple people's futures on the show in jeopardy - following the Casa Amor segment.


@itsgracedavies hearing my song on Love Island 😭 i will never get over it tbh x ps we stan housemate @Callum x #loveisland ♬ original sound - Grace Davies


Grace said: “My song ‘Wolves’ had been out for less than a week. I was so shocked to see it on my favourite show.

“Callum and I usually watch it together but I was out that night and found out my song had been played on Twitter.

“It was so hard to keep it to myself.

“Love Island, we love you.”

This exciting news comes as Grace announces her first headline show at St. Pancras Old Church in London, which takes place on Thursday, August 18.

Tickets went on sale last week and have already sold out.  

The Wolves music video has amassed more than 74,000 views on YouTube since it went live.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Katya Ganfeld, the visual was shot at South London’s One Night Records, and follows Grace as she takes the stage at an avant-garde fashion show, parading in front of an eclectic cast of haughty, judgmental onlookers.

She struts confidently across the stage, performing with self-assuredness in the face of her critics.

Of the music video, Grace said: “One thing I said at the start of this campaign is: I want to feel like an artist - something I’ve never experienced before.

“That meant feeling fierce, confident, and loving what I was seeing on camera. I had such an incredible team of styling, makeup, hair, DOPs and directors around me who were all there to make me feel amazing - and I could not be more thankful.

“The song is about taking shit and coming out the other side feeling stronger - and that’s something I wanted this video to show: I’m back and better than ever, ready to take on whatever the world has got for me. Don’t test me when I’m in a red lip.”