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Anelisa Lamola

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Anelisa Lamola
Born (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 34)
🎓 Alma materLondon College of Music
(Musical Theatre)
💼 Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
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Anelisa Lamola born 1 January 1990 is a South African born musician, songwriter and theatre actress. She appeared in X factor UK twice.

Early Life and Education[edit]

Anelisa Lamola was born 1 January 1990 in Soshanguve, South Africa to parents.......... and ...............Her father is a (trade) and her mother is a (trade).

She began her primary school in.........later on joining ...................high school before leaving for the UK.

Studied in King's Road College[1]

In 2012, she graduated in Musical Arts from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She then joined London College of Music in 2012, finishing her foundation course in Musical Theatre in 2015.[2]


2007 - 2017[edit]

In 2007 Anelisa auditioned for X factor UK at 17 years old. She dropped out of the competition after making it to the top 12 girls, when she realized that she did not have the experience to go to the end of the competition.[3][4] After losing in the competition, she lost her confidence because she was being trolled a lot online.[5]

in 2011 she moved to London to be closer to the industry[6] where she spent most of the next nine years perfecting her singing while attending college and juggling multiple jobs.[7]

In 2015, she performed as Mama Morton in the musical Chicago at the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth[8]

In 2016, she returned to X factor at the Leicester auditions where she was admitted back to boot camp. However she was later eliminated at the six chair challenge.[9] After X Factor, she joined Disney in April, receiving rave reviews for her performance in the Lion King as Rafiki.[7] In November, Anelisa performed at the World AIDS Day Extravaganza in Muse, Soho to raise money for charity. [10] In December, she performed at Barbican Live Lounge, Plymouth.[11] She performed the song Blind Faith together with Chase & Status and Liam Bailey on the BBC Two show, Later... with Jools Holland [1][12]

In 2017,Anelisa performed at Depaul's first national Sleepout for the homeless at Somerset House, London[13][14]

2018 - present[edit]

In February 2018, she was regarded as one of the 59 most wonderful, cool and inspirational women in Plymouth.[1]

In July 2019, she performed as the church soloist in The Color Purple at the Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome.[15] In October she performed in a UK tour of the award-nominated Some Like it Hip Hop.[16][17] In November, Anelisa was part of the performers for the BBC Children in Need at the BBC Esltree Centre. In December she performed in Aladdin as the Genie and spirit of the ring at the Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury. [18][19]


List of Songs[edit]

  • Babygone - 2013[20]
  • Sexy - 2013[21]
  • Icarus - 2017[22]
  • Only Love Can Hurt Like This


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dodd, Rachael (2018-02-12). "The 59 most wonderful, cool and inspirational women in Plymouth". plymouthherald. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
  2. "Anelisa Lamola △ Oxford Adams △ Creative Talent Agency, London". Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  3. East, Coast Radio (16 September 2016). "South African blows UK X-Factor judges away". ECR. Retrieved 2019-12-04. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Has X Factor finally auditioned everyone in Britain?". Irish Examiner. 2016-09-11. Retrieved 2019-12-04. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Hill, Rose (2016-09-19). "X Factor comeback contestant Anelisa Lamola lost confidence after being 'trolled' in 2007". The Sun. Retrieved 2019-12-27. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Gordon, Naomi (2016-09-12). "Here's why X Factor's Anelisa returned 9 years later". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  7. 7.0 7.1 White, Kimberly (2018-07-28). "9 Yrs After Getting Kicked Off X Factor, Singer Returns & Blows Judges Away". InspireMore. Retrieved 2019-12-27. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. "Anelisa Lamola, Singer, London". Mandy. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  9. Darvill, Josh (2016-09-25). "X Factor! Anelisa makes heartbreaking exit at six chair challenge". TellyMix. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
  10. Knight, Tom (2016-11-23). "World AIDS Day extravaganza supporting GMFA". Gay Times. Retrieved 2019-12-28. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. "X Factor's Anelisa Lamola | We're sorry, but there are no tickets available for X Factor's Anelisa Lamola". Retrieved 2019-12-27.
  12. "BBC Two - Later... with Jools Holland, Series 49 Live, Episode 8, Chase & Status feat. Liam Bailey & Anelisa Lamola - Blind Faith". BBC. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
  13. "Tributes in the Lords to sleepout for the homeless" (PDF). The Universe. London. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  14. "First Depaul Sleepout raises £55,000 | Depaulcharity". 19 October 2017. Retrieved 2019-12-28. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. "Curve Theatre / The Color Purple". Curve Theatre / The Color Purple. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  16. Desk, BWW News (10 September 2019). "SOME LIKE IT HIP HOP Returns To The Peacock After UK Tour". Retrieved 2019-12-28. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  17. Isted, Linda (12 October 2019). "Some Like it Hip Hop". TheatreReviewsNorth. Retrieved 2019-12-28. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  18. Lewis, Owen. J (6 December 2019). "Chinese Laundry Opens at Theatre Severn | Love Shrewsbury". Retrieved 2019-12-27. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  19. Dunn, Claire (2019-12-16). "Panto stars draw winning tickets for League of Friends raffle". SaTH. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  20. Anelisa Lamola - Babygone, retrieved 2019-12-27
  21. Anelisa Lamola- Sexy (Live), retrieved 2019-12-27
  22. "Anelisa Lamola". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-12-27.

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