Who Is Sierra Deaton and What Is She Doing Since The X Factor US?

Music sensation, Sierra Deaton came into the spotlight back in 2013 when she won The X Factor US alongside her boyfriend, Alex Kinsey. To date, Sierra is still adored by her fans who believe her voice is one of the smoothest in the music industry – her crystal clear voice rings above the normal soprano harmonic you may know. She has also proved over the years that beyond being talented, one has to work hard to achieve their dreams. Let’s take a journey into Sierra Deaton’s world, see how she attained fame and what she is has been up to since the X Factor US.

Who Is Sierra Deaton?

Sierra Deaton was born on 11th February 1991 in the US city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father, Dr. John Deaton, is an Englishman while her mother, Vu Deaton, is Vietnamese which explains why Sierra has mixed ethnicity even though she is American by birth. She also has an elder sister, Lara Deaton who attended the University of Central Florida and graduated with a degree in Nursing sometime in 2012. On her part, Sierra also earned a degree from the University of Central Florida and prior to that, she attended the Lake Howell High School.

Sierra Deaton At A Glance

Sierra Deaton

How Did The Singer Become Famous?

In 2013, Sierra Deaton alongside her boyfriend, Alex Kinsey under the stage name ‘Alex and Sierra’ decided to participate in the third and final season of the famous American music competition X Factor. They got to the next round of the show after they performed Britany Spear’s song ‘Toxic’ during the auditions held in New Orleans Louisiana. More so, their performance did not only thrill the audience but it won the admiration of the X Factor judge Simon Cowell who later became their mentor.

The couple then made it to the top 12 after they performed their own version of Robin Thicke’s hit song ‘Blurred Lines’ which wowed both the judges and audience who gave them a standing ovation. Their subsequent song renditions were also very impressive especially Sarah Bareilles’ ‘Gravity’ which mesmerized the audience and made two of the judges cry.

Sierra Deaton
Sierra Deaton with her ex, Alex image source

Sarah and Alex made it to the semi-finals and eventually to the finals where their success was glaring after the heart-melting rendition of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. The duo was named the winners of the music competition on December 19th, 2013, making history as the first group to win the X Factor in the US.

What Has Sierra Deaton Been Upto After X Factor US?

Winning the X-Factor competition became a platform upon which Sierra alongside Alex launched their musical careers. They immediately began working towards the production of their debut album in collaboration with a number of big names in the music industry which included Grammy Award-winning singer, John Legend. After working tirelessly, they dropped their debut single ‘Scarecrow’ in May 2014 and this was shortly followed by their debut album ‘It’s About Us’.

However, for undisclosed reasons, the group was dropped by their record label in 2015. They started working on their own and later announced the release of an extended play on September 30, 2016. This extended play would comprise of the covers of the songs they performed during their time on the X Factor US as well as a couple of other new songs. Sierra and Alex also embarked on a tour tagged ‘The Take Me Tour’ from San Francisco down to Los Angeles during which they staged several shows.

Sadly, their independent move eventually proved to be futile as sometime in 2017, Sierra and Alex shocked their fans with news of their breakup as a couple. This definitely meant their beautiful music career together was over.

Shortly after their breakup, Sierra resurfaced on stage but this time she used the name ‘Essy’ and in 2018, she dropped her first single as a solo artist titled ‘Don’t Hurt’. The song was loved by her fans and this boosted Sierra Deaton’s hopes of becoming a top solo artist in the music industry.

On the relationship front, the singer also seems to be doing pretty well as she is currently dating Australian musician, Luke Hemmings. The pair kicked off their romantic dalliance sometime in August 2018 and have been going steady to date.

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Stephen’s essays have been published by the Embassy of Ireland, Nigeria. He has also been featured on interviews with BBC News Africa and Daily Trust Newspaper. Stephen has over 6 years experience writing on a wide range of topics from biographies to lifestyle and entertainment. He has authored several articles, journal entries, book reviews, short stories, flash fiction and essays on both local and international media


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