Who is Sephy Francisco, the X Factor 2018 contestant and singing ‘duo’?

28 September 2018, 17:45 | Updated: 28 September 2018, 17:47

Sephy Francisco stunned X Factor judges last weekend with an unexpected duet version of ‘The Prayer’. Here’s everything you need to know.

Sephy Fransisco is a 27-year-old singer from the Philippines.

Born in 1991, Sephy always dreamed of becoming a singer, citing her vocal inspirations as Beyoncé and Mariah Carey.

The singer used her X Factor audition, broadcast on 15 September, to show off her extraordinary range by singing both the male and female parts of ‘The Prayer’, a classical crossover duet.

Watch more: Sephy Francisco performs a 'duo' version of The Prayer

In her first audition, Sephy got four ‘Yes’s and was sent through to the next round. After her audition, Simon Cowell said: “Well, that’s the first time I’ve judged a duo as one person”.

When is the next episode of The X Factor UK?

Sephy Francisco has made it through to the Six Chair Challenge, which will air on Saturday 29 September in the next episode of The X Factor UK.

The programme will air at 8pm on ITV, and will be followed by another show on Sunday at the same time.