Who is Louise Setara? Cleaner hopes of X Factor success after tragic loss of husband

14 October 2018, 20:32 | Updated: 14 October 2018, 20:36

By Tom Eames

Louise Setara wows the judges on The X Factor this weekend, but have we seen her before?

The 30-year-old cleaner appears on tonight's (September 22) episode of The X Factor, performing her own song 'A Moment of Your Time'.

Louise tells the judges: "I did music before, years ago. I was signed but then I met someone and I gave up music, got married and had kids."

"I wrote it about a conversation that happened between me and at the time husband." she added, before singing her ballad, showing off her fantastic country-style vocals.

Watch a clip of the performance above.

  1. Who is Louise Setara?

    Louise is a singer-songwriter, who previously released the album Still Waters in February 2007.

    She started singing at the age of seven, after performing at a wedding party with a member of The Drifters.

    She chose the stage name Setara, from sithara, meaning 'little star' in Punjabi.

    Louise released a couple of singles, including 'Can't Stop the River' and 'Love Me Still', and she also supported Lionel Richie on tour in 2007.

  2. Louise Setara husband: What happened to her partner?

    Louise lost her ex-husband William Gaskin in a drink-driving accident in 2017.

    William was killed by a drink driver while riding his pony and trap in Burlesdon, near Southampton.

    Louise is now raising her young boys William and Isaac as a single mum.

    Speaking before her audition, an emotional Louise said the loss of her husband inspired her to try for a better life for her and her children.

    "The tragedy we went through was a big old push for me to get up and finally try to achieve the dream I've been so hoping for all of these years.

    "He was always very supportive. Whenever we went to a party he'd always get me to sing. I can imagine if he was able to look over us he would be proud.

    "Him passing away really made me feel you've got to grab life with two hands and run with it. You can't give up because if you do there's no one else to pick up those pieces for you. You've got to be a warrior, you've got to be a champion."

    William Gaskin was killed when Oliver Wareham, 29, drove into the back of him, after travelling at 69mph on the 40mph limit road. He was jailed four years and four months, and banned from the road for five years.