Diana Vickers (born 30 July 1991) is an English singer-songwriter and stage actress who initially came to public attention as a semi-finalist on the fifth series of British talent show The X Factor in 2008. In January 2009, Vickers signed a record deal with RCA Records and after touring with her fellow X Factor finalists until March 2010, began work on her debut album, Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree, until September 2009.

From October 2009 to January 2010, Vickers played the title role in a West End revival of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice for which she won the award for “London Newcomer of the Year” in the Theatregoers’ Choice Awards. Vickers’ debut single, “Once”, charted at number one on the UK Singles Chart after release on 19 April 2010 and has sold over 160,000 copies. Vickers’ debut album was released on 3 May 2010 in the United Kingdom achieving number one status on the UK Albums Chart. Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree has so far sold over 130,000 copies in the United Kingdom achieving a gold certification.

Diana Vickers has yet to hit the US airwaves. Here is her first single “Once”:

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