Stacy Francis

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Stacy Francis
Birth nameStacy Francis
Born(1969-04-16) April 16, 1969 (age 43)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresGospel, R&B, soul
OccupationsSinger
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1989 – present
LabelsReprise Records, Full Force
Associated actsEx Girlfriend, Nicole Scherzinger
 
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Stacy Francis
Birth nameStacy Francis
Born(1969-04-16) April 16, 1969 (age 43)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresGospel, R&B, soul
OccupationsSinger
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1989 – present
LabelsReprise Records, Full Force
Associated actsEx Girlfriend, Nicole Scherzinger

Stacy Francis (born April 16, 1969) is an American singer and actress. She is best known for being a part of the girl group Ex Girlfriend and as a contestant in the first season of The X Factor USA. Francis has also made some television appearances on some shows. She also performed for Tom Cruise at his 40th birthday.[1]

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Music career

1989-1999: Ex Girlfriend and Broadway

Francis was a part of an all female group called Ex Girlfriend (band). The members consisted of Monica Boyd, Julia Roberson, Tisha Hunter, and Stacy Francis. They were signed to Reprise Records and released two studio albums. The band disbanded in 1994.[2] Francis also had a lead role in the Broadway musical Footloose as well as several other shows [3]

2000-2008: Acting career

After the disbanding of Ex Girlfriend Francis appeared in many films and TV shows, including Phil of the Future, The Parkers, Half & Half and Third Watch.

2011: The X Factor

In July 2008, the members of Ex Girlfriend decided to reunite for a new album and signed with Full Force records. In 2011, Francis auditioned for the first season of The X Factor USA in front of judges L.A. Reid, Paula Abdul, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell. She sang Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and received four yeses. At the beginning of bootcamp, she revealed that her father had just passed away.[4] She made it through bootcamp and to judges' houses, where she was mentored by Nicole Scherzinger. She was eliminated in week 4 after ending up in the bottom 2 with Astro.

Performances on The X Factor

EpisodeThemeSong choiceResult
AuditionAuditionee's choice"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"Through to Bootcamp
Bootcamp 1Judges' choice"A Song for You"Advanced
Bootcamp 2Judges' choice"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"Advanced
Bootcamp 3Solo performance"Summertime"Advanced
Judges' housesSolo"Purple Rain"Through to Live Shows
Live show 1N/A"One More Try"Saved by Nicole Scherzinger
Live show 2Judges' choice"Up to the Mountain"Safe
Live show 3Songs from Movies"Queen of the Night"Safe
Live show 4Rock"It's All Coming Back to Me Now"Bottom two
Final showdown (live show 4)N/A"Amazing Grace"Eliminated by judges' votes

Personal life

Francis is the daughter of an Italian American father and African American mother. She has two children. At her X Factor audition, she said that in her early 30s, she had been in a bad relationship with somebody who apparently abused her, and who "kept telling [her] that [she] wasn't good enough" and "[she] started believing it" and then lost her self-confidence.[5] After that, she met the father of her first child.

Filmography

Television appearances

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Third WatchVal"Val" (Episode 14 - "32 Bullets and a Broken Heart", episode 20 - "A Thousand Points of Light)"
2001Strong MedicineCarrie(Episode 32 - "Zol Zein Gezint")
2001Yes, DearMaureen(Episode 28 - "Baby Fight Club")
2002Son of the BeachCleo Taurus(Episode 31 - "In the Line of Booty")
2002FastlaneGirl singer #1(Episode 2 - "Girls Own Juice")
2002The ParkersChoir singer(Episode 60 - "Make a Joyful Noise")
2003Half & HalfRegina(Episode 16 - "The Big Phat Mouth: Part 2")
2004Phil of the FutureMiss Hanks(Episode 10 - "Future Tutor")
2008The Club[disambiguation needed]
2011The X Factor USAHerselfContestant
2011The Wendy Williams ShowHerselfGuest appearance

Discography

Singles

Release dateSinglePeak chart positionsSalesAlbum
USCAN
May 29, 2012"Purple Rain"
August 7, 2012"I Am the Change"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

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