Gemma J

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Musical artist

Gemma Louise Sampson[1][2] is a singer from Maidenhead[3] who provided vocals for Israeli DJ Onyx's 2004 UK No. 66 hit Every Little Time[4] and currently is a member of the Real McCoy.[5]


Sampson was born in 1983 in Maidenhead. She has a twin sister named Deborah. She took her first dance lesson eighteen months later, taking after her mother who was an amateur dancer and singer. She studied performing arts at East Berkshire College.[3]

In 2004, Sampson featured on the Onyx song Every Little Time under the name "Gemma J". It charted at No. 66 on the UK Singles Chart.[4]

In 2006, Sampson auditioned for third series of The X Factor under her own name, making it as far as judges' houses. Her audition song was Summertime.[6]

In 2009, Sampson auditioned for sixth series of The X Factor as part of a group – "Miss Fitz", with Marina Berry and Maiken Kroken, performing a jazz version of Britney Spears' Toxic.[7] They only got as far as bootcamp because personal commitments prevented Sampson from making the first day and as a result they were hauled in front of This Morning to explain themselves; Sampson explained that at the time, she had been touring with the Real McCoy, and one of the tours had prevented her from getting to America, where bootcamp was held.[5]

In 2010, Miss Fitz auditioned for Eurovision: Your Country Needs You, making the final of the process.[8] Sampson called the process "excitement and nerves all mixed into one. We have to get everything nailed – it is a big live show".[3]

In 2011, they appeared on Big Brother's Bit on the Side.[9]


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