Lauren's opening audition saw her fall victim to nerves on stage. But what was to follow was a spine-tingling rendition of Jocelyn Brown's Somebody Else's Guy which earned her rave reviews. Judges and viewers alike fell in love with her seemingly effortless ability to belt out stunning lyrics. With such an extraordinary vocal range and charisma to go with it, Lauren displayed an ability to cover major hits with ease. She strolled through to boot camp where she performed Man In the Mirror together with the rest of group 6. Her performance as part of the group was strong, but she was ticked off by Simon Cowell for not asking for more lines in the performance.
But her solo performance of If You Love Me by Brownstone saw her win back her popularity with the judges and ensured her place in the next round. There she was able to earn herself one of the chairs in the prestigious six chair challenge, with her mentor Rita Ora swapping her into a chair following her performance of Say You Love Me by Jessie Ware. Throughout the contest, she was widely loved by viewers and week three even saw her rise to second in the race for the most public votes with a cool 14.1%. She joined the final three girls in LA at the judge's house, singing Jess Glynne's Take Me Home.
She revisited the same song in the semi-finals of the competition and eventually finished third place on the show. She was even rewarded with the coveted prize of Best Performer on Reality Television at the National Reality TV Awards, beating off competition from the eventual X Factor winner Louisa Johnson to win the award. Since appearing on the X Factor, Lauren has established herself as a popular performer on the entertainment scene, becoming sought-after by private and corporate audiences. She has positioned herself as one of the finest solo vocalists in the UK and a must-see for private parties, corporate events, charity events and more.