Stacy Francis

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Stacy Francis
Born Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Gospel, R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989 – present
Labels Reprise Records, Full Force
Associated acts Ex Girlfriend, Nicole Scherzinger

Stacy Francis (born April 16, 1969) is an American singer and actress. She is best known for being a part of the girl group Ex Girlfriend and as a contestant in the first season of The X Factor USA. Francis has also made several television appearances on various shows. She also performed for Tom Cruise at his 40th birthday.[1]

Music career[edit]

1989-1999: Ex Girlfriend and Broadway[edit]

Francis was a part of an all female group called Ex Girlfriend. The members consisted of Monica Boyd, Julia Roberson, Tisha Hunter, and Stacy Francis. They were signed to Reprise Records and released two studio albums. The band disbanded in 1994.[2] Francis also had a lead role in the Broadway musical Footloose as well as several other shows [3]

2000-2008: Acting career[edit]

After the disbanding of Ex Girlfriend Francis appeared in many films and TV shows, including Phil of the Future, The Parkers, Half & Half and Third Watch.

2011: The X Factor[edit]

In July 2008, the members of Ex Girlfriend decided to reunite for a new album and signed with Full Force records. In 2011, Francis auditioned for the first season of The X Factor USA in front of judges L.A. Reid, Paula Abdul, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell. She sang Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and received four yeses. At the beginning of bootcamp, she revealed that her father had just died.[4] She made it through bootcamp and to judges' houses, where she was mentored by Nicole Scherzinger. She was eliminated in week 4 after ending up in the bottom 2 with Astro. Stacy also has a vocal range of 5 octaves.

Performances on The X Factor[edit]

Episode Theme Song choice Result
Audition Auditionee's choice "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Through to Bootcamp
Bootcamp 1 Judges' choice "A Song for You" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Judges' choice "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" Advanced
Bootcamp 3 Solo performance "Summertime" Advanced
Judges' houses Solo "Purple Rain" Through to Live Shows
Live show 1 N/A "One More Try" Saved by Nicole Scherzinger
Live show 2 Judges' choice "Up to the Mountain" Safe (6th)
Live show 3 Songs from Movies "Queen of the Night" Safe (8th)
Live show 4 Rock "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" Bottom two
Final showdown (live show 4) N/A "Amazing Grace" Eliminated by judges' votes (10th)

Personal life[edit]

Francis is the daughter of an Italian American father and African American mother. She has two children. At her X Factor audition, she said that in her early 30s, she had been in a bad relationship with somebody who apparently abused her, and who "kept telling [her] that [she] wasn't talented enough" and "[she] started believing it" and then lost her self-confidence.[5] After that, she met the father of her first child.

In 2015, Francis joined the cast of the TVOne series R&B Divas: Los Angeles.[6]


Television appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Third Watch Val "Val" (Episode 14 - "32 Bullets and a Broken Heart",
episode 20 "A Thousand Points of Light)"
2001 Strong Medicine Carrie (Episode 32 - "Zol Zein Gezint")
2001 Yes, Dear Maureen (Episode 28 - "Baby Fight Club")
2002 Son of the Beach Cleo Taurus (Episode 31 - "In the Line of Booty")
2002 Fastlane Girl singer #1 (Episode 2 - "Girls Own Juice")
2002 The Parkers Choir singer (Episode 60 - "Make a Joyful Noise")
2003 Half & Half Regina (Episode 16 - "The Big Phat Mouth: Part 2")
2004 Phil of the Future Miss Hanks (Episode 10 - "Future Tutor")
2008 The Club
2011 The X Factor USA Herself Contestant
2011 The Wendy Williams Show Herself Guest appearance



Release date Single Peak chart positions Sales Album
May 29, 2012 "Purple Rain"
August 7, 2012 "I Am the Change"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ "Tom Cruise and Stacy Francis Singing Together on Scientology's Ship Freewinds". Tony Ortega Monday, November 7, 2011 at 10:39 PM. 
  2. ^ "The X Factor's Stacy Francis EXPOSED!". Oh No They Didn't! 6:31 pm - 10/27/2011. 
  3. ^ "IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". 4:44 pm - 12/24/2011. 
  4. ^ "Stacy Francis Bio". 
  5. ^ "Stacy Francis - Audition 1 - THE X FACTOR 2011". Official YouTube channel of The X Factor USA Wednesday, September 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ Former X Factor finalist Stacy Francis joins cast of R&B Divas: LA.

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