Simone Battle

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Simone Battle
Birth name Simone Sherise Battle
Born (1989-06-17) June 17, 1989 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupations Actress, singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Labels InterscopeA&M
Associated acts The X Factor (U.S.) 2011 finalists, G.R.L.

Simone Sherise Battle[1] (born June 17, 1989) is an American actress and singer from Los Angeles, California. She was a finalist on The X Factor in 2011. She is the second child out of three to Donna Morgan and Anthhony Battle. She has a sister Joyeux and Brother Elliott.

Career[edit]

2011:The X Factor and He Likes Boys[edit]

In 2011 Battle auditioned for the talent show The X Factor (U.S. season 1) in front of judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Cheryl Cole and L.A. Reid – singing the song "When I Grow Up" by the Pussycat Dolls. She was mentored by Cowell after becoming one of the Top 32 finalists in the girls category. Battle was chosen to be part of the live shows with Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow, Drew, and Tiah Tolliver – making it to the Top 17, however she was eliminated from the girls category during the first week with Tolliver by Cowell. Upon Steve Jones' announcement that she had been eliminated from the competition, Battle promoted the online release of her new music video "He Likes Boys".[2]

Battle's performances on The X Factor were:

Episode Theme Order Song Original artist Result
Audition Free choice N/A "When I Grow Up" Pussycat Dolls Through to bootcamp
Bootcamp 1 Group performance 1 Not aired Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Group performance 2 Advanced
Bootcamp 3 Solo performance "Your Song" Elton John Through to judges' houses
Judges' houses No theme "Help!" The Beatles Through to live shows
Week 1 13 "Just Be Good to Me" The SOS Band Eliminated

2012-present: Success and formation of G.R.L[edit]

In August 2012, Simone Battle was initially part of The Pussycat Dolls' proposed new line-up after their past members disbanded in 2010. Her admission to the group was revealed during the opening of the Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse at the Keating Hotel in San Diego.[3][3] Robin Antin later announced on February 2013 that they will instead continue as the "next generation" of the Dolls as a group called "G.R.L".

Discography[edit]

The discography of American recording artist Simone Battle has released ten YouTube videos, four singles and one music video.

She is most notable for competing on a FOX reality TV talent competition The X Factor created by Simon Cowell. Cowell has also noted Battle as being one of his favorite contestants that he has mentored. She is a new member of The Pussycat Dolls line along with Lauren Bennett, Paula Van Oppen, Natasha Slayton and Natalie Mejia. Battle replaced Amanda Brandche in the new line-up. In August 2012 publicity photos showed the 'new' line-up including Simone Battle replacing Branche. Battle has also recently signed to record labels Kemosabe/Sony/RCA. Her hit single "He Likes Boys" was released online on October 24, 2011. It was written by Simone Battle [4] It was produced by The Movement. Upon Steve Jones' announcement that she had been eliminated from The X Factor, Battle plugged the online release of her new music video "He Likes Boys." She was the only contestant on the show to release a music prior to their elimination. The video has received both positive and negative feedback from fans. The video was shot and directed by Shane McLafferty. Battle has her own YouTube channel called simicocopop and currently writes and records music on it. Prior to recording songs on her own YouTube channel. She has released several singles and plans to release more solo singles on her new PCD album while working alongside with the girls. You can also catch Battle dancing in the background behind the scenes her Cali Swag District hit music video Teach Me How to Dougie.

Singles[edit]

Song Year Peak Album
UK
"Rain" 2008 non-album singles
"Just a Boy" 2009
"Material Girl"
"He Likes Boys"[5] 2011

Music videos[edit]

Song Year Director(s) Peak Album
UK
"He Likes Boys" 2011 Shane McLafferty non-album single

Cameo appearance[edit]

Song Year Director(s) Album
"Teach Me How to Dougie" 2010 The Kickback

Covers[edit]

Year Title Album
2008 "Like a Star" N/A
"Saving All My Love for You"
2010 "Tik Tok"
"Speechless"
"Teenage Dream"
2011 "Rolling in the Deep"
"Someone like You"
"Santa Baby"
2012 "Take Care"
"Starships"

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Everybody Hates Chris Girl #2 Episode: Everybody Hates Drew
2006 Zoey 101 unknown Episode: Hot Dean
2011 The X Factor USA Herself Contestant
2012 106 & Park Correspondent [6]
2012 Meanamorphosis Olivia Short film

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 We the Party Cheyenne Davis Lead Role

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Births, 1905 - 1995". Familytreelegends.com. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Simone Battle, Eliminated 'X Factor' Contestant, Releases Gay-Themed 'He Likes Boys' Music Video". The Huffington Post. October 26, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Leach, Robin (August 28, 2012). "Photos: New Pussycat Dolls lineup revealed as Robin Antin expands empire". Las Vegas Weekly. The Greenspun Corporation. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Simone Battle - He Likes Boys". Uploaded by HeLikesBoysHD. Oct 24, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Correspondent 4: Simone Battle". bet.com. 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 

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