X-Factor contestant joins Stoney’s Hogmanay line up

Emily Middlemas on this years X-Factor'� Dymond/ Syco / Thames / Corbis
Emily Middlemas on this years X-Factor'� Dymond/ Syco / Thames / Corbis

THE “baby” of this year’s X-Factor contest, Emily Middlemas, is to share the line-up with The Human League at Stoney’s Hogmanay party.

The 16-year-old is to be joined on the bill by rising Scots singing star Carrie Mac.

The two girls are the latest to be signed for ‘Open Air In The Square 2014’ which will also feature award-winning folk group The Peatbog Faeries.

The organisers of the Market Square show have said the programme now offered “something for everyone” and added that it promised to be a fabulous follow-up to last year’s sell-out Simple Minds gig.

Schoolgirl Emily was only 15 when she lost out on a spot in Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s girls’ category at the live shows despite being singled out for praise by Simon Cowell and Tinie Tempah.

She had flown to mentor Cheryl’s French Riviera home in Nice for the judges’ houses stage.

She said: “Singing is all I’ve ever really wanted to do, since watching my brothers play in a band. I knew I wanted to be up on the stage too.

“I write my songs in the back of the class when everyone else is reading. Don’t tell my English teacher.”

Edinburgh singer-songwriter Carrie Mac has just released her new single “Good Love After Bad” and has had her face on billboards all over the country.

Carrie supported X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke on her tour, appearing at London’s Hammersmith Appollo and the O2 stadium.

She also sang along with Deacon Blue, as part of the Soul Nation Choir, at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro and performed as part of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, again with the choir.

The former coffee shop worker has also toured with Diana Vickers and played alongside The Proclaimers and Eliza Dolittle. Carrie’s cover of Erasure’s ‘A Little Respect’ has had more than 200,000 views on You Tube.

Organisers also thanked the Bank of Scotland Community Fund and the Meikle Carewe wind farm community fund, for providing financial backing towards the event.

For more details and online tickets see: www.oaits.org Tickets will also be on sale in Stonehaven on Saturday, November 29, at Number 44 (Royal Hotel) reception from 10am.