Treyc Cohen Biography

Treyc Cohen, 26, from Stonydelph in Tamworth is a call centre worker and former music student, she quit studying at the University of Wolverhampton in the summer. In the 2009 series Cohen was in the over-25s category and got through to the final 24, who were invited to Simon Cowell's judges' home in Los Angeles but she wasn't selected for the live shows. In this 2010 series, at judges houses she sang "Ave Maria" by Beyoncé Knowles but wasn't picked to be in the initial top 12 acts. She was Cheryl's wildcard for the live finals. Her rendition of "One" from U2 in the first live show brought her rave comments including Cowell saying: "I am amazed that we overlooked you in this competition. I didn't like what you're wearing.. but honestly that's not an issue, because by a far mile, that was the best vocal for the entire competition thus far". Controversy erupted after it was revealed that after failing to qualify in 2009, Cohen signed a management deal with Artimis Music Management Ltd that landed her a contract in October 2009 with Birmingham-based Ajoupa Records, that released her debut single entitled "A Time to Be Heard". It was also the debut single of Ajoupa Records itself. It was released on 14 December 2009 featuring the a capella group The Black Voices and is still available. The X Factor rules strictly forbid record deals while a contestant is on the show, and the show's legal team are currently working to free her from her contract.
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