X-Factor UK’s Fleur East Shows Off Ghanaian Roots

Finalists: Fleur East and Ben Haenow

Finalists: Fleur East and Ben Haenow

It was a family affair for the UK X-Factor Contestant Fleur East as her Ghanaian maternal grandfather banged some bongo drums to drum up support for her in the semi finals of the live TV show. 27 year old Fleur, who is favourite to win the contest claimed that her grandfather had travelled from Ghana to the UK only to boost her campaign. Fleur’s father is English and her mother is Ghanaian. She has now made it to tonight’s X-Factor final alongside fellow Simnon Cowell protegé Ben Haenow, beating Italian maestro Andrea Faustini.

Fleur performed Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Can’t Hold Us” and “Beneath Your Beautiful” alongside Labrinth as part of the X-Factor semi final competition. She also showed off her rap skills by doing the rap part of “Can’t Hold Us”.

Fleur East and her  Ghanaian Mother

Mum’s Little Singing Angel: Fleur East with Ghanaian Mother

Fleur East Grandad

Loyal fans: Fleur’s Grandad (center) alongside her twin sister (mid-left)and her local mayor (far left)

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