Perrie Louise Edwards was born on 10 July 1993 (age 23), and raised in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, to parents Alexander Edwards and Deborah Duffy. And a younger sister named Caitlin Edwards daughter of her father.Her first audition was "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette.Cheryl Fernandez-Versini raised doubts that Lauren could cope with the pressure of the final, while earlier Simon Cowell had urged her to relax. Cowell's admiration for 4th Impact has long been known - and he hasn't always been too complimentary about Lauren - so Lauren's only hope was Nick Grimshaw, who duly voted to save her based on the sing-off performances.She told the Metro: "I will never do a TV show again - ever! That signalled the end for 4th Impact, as they came bottom of the public vote.
You are a fantastic singer." However, Lauren was probably hoping for the former Girls Aloud singer to back that up with a slightly more dazzling adjective than "reliable".Dental receptionist Lauren got off to the shakiest of starts when she fluffed the beginning of her first audition.Once the nerves had settled, however, her brassy vocals wowed the judges and audience alike, ensuring that she wasn’t down in the mouth.In the UK, the album spawned the number-one single "Wings".The group's sophomore effort Salute, which was released in 2013, became their second album to debut inside the top 10 in both the UK and US.