Hayley Evetts (born 4 March 1976 in Birmingham, England) is an English singer, TV presenter and stage actor who rose to fame on the ITV talent show Pop Idol.
Evetts first came to the attention of the public in 2001 when she appeared on Popstars, the TV show that launched Hear'Say and Liberty X. After failing to make either of the groups, later in that year she returned and auditioned for the first series of Pop Idol. She made the final 10 along with Will Young, Gareth Gates and Darius Danesh, eventually coming fifth. The following year, Evetts presented Cruel Holiday for Sky TV before briefly appearing in Coronation Street as Eve. She also presented Popstars: The Rivals Extra on ITV2 alongside Dane Bowers. In 2003, she won the role of Sandy in Grease the Musical along with Jonathan Wilkes who played Danny. In 2011, she independently released a single, "Waste My Time". In 2012, Evetts successfully auditioned at the Manchester auditions of The X Factor and made it through to bootcamp, but failed to progress to judges' houses. On 11 February 2016, she was revealed to be one of the candidates to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song, "Brand New Day". However, on 17 February 2016, it was revealed that she had withdrawn from the selection due to a severe knee injury (The song that won the show was barred from competing in the contest due to the Romanian TV broadcaster's severe debts).
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