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Grace Davies’ fury over Instagram shutdown as she prepares to release single

X Factor runner-up Grace Davies was left frustrated when Instagram went down yesterday – the same week she is releasing her new single – as she opened up on the bad luck she has experienced with every music release so far

Grace Davies promotes her new single ‘Roots’

Grace Davies was left fuming when Instagram went down yesterday, just days before she releases her new single.

The X Factor star came runner-up on the 2017 series behind winners Rak-Su and she has been so excited to finally release her original track Roots, which she sang in her audition for the ITV show.

However, she was dealt a cruel blow on Monday night when Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp went down ahead of the release of Roots on October 8. It was just one more thing in a string of bad luck surrounding her music releases.

“Remember when I released my first single and we had a global pandemic,” she started on Twitter.



Grace Davies was left fuming when Instagram went down




“Then my label shut down during my EP launch and then I finally announced that I was releasing a song I’d waited 4 years to put out and every social media platform died the week of its release? Ye me either.”

Grace also shared a photo of herself drinking a beer, captioning it: “Cheers to that.

“I’m laughing but I’m also internally crying.”

The singer said she had been waiting four years to release her track Roots.



The X Factor runner up is releasing her single Roots this week






Grace shared her frustration on Twitter




She wrote recently: “Everything leads back to Roots. This song means so much to so many of us.

“I can’t believe the day has finally come where I can announce ROOTS IS COMING OUT OCTOBER 8TH. What on earth is happening.”

Grace’s label shut down just before she planned to release her EP and she said she was in tears when she heard the news.

“My manager called me and said he had a large gin and tonic and a curry with my name on it, so I should get on a train and be around the people who love and support me,” she told Celeb Mix.



Ed Sheeran is a fan of Grace’s music






Sam Smith is also a big fan of Grace’s music




“So I did, and I cried the whole way there. It wasn’t the end of the world or the end of my career – but it truly felt like it at the time, and listening to it now makes me feel so proud of what I have accomplished as an independent artist.”

Grace might not have had the luck with music releases, but she does have a number of celebrity fans including Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith.

Speaking to MTV, she said: “I was backstage waiting to go on after Ed had just performed and he stopped and introduced himself as he was walking past me which was super sweet.

“He said he really loved my songs and thought I was a great songwriter which completely blew me away.

“With Sam, they said they loved my music and that they were rooting for me to win X Factor, which was mega!”


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