Indie-pop rocker Tom Walker performed his 2017 hit song “Leave a Light On” during season 15, week five, live results show on “The X Factor UK.” The episode aired here in the U.S. last night (Nov. 19) on AXS TV.
The Scottish native singer-songwriter sang his breakout single to the live “X Factor” audience, delivering the lyrics in a stripped-back tone on the dimly lit stage. The emotional track is a plea a substance abuser to come home and find a safe place with him as Walker promises repeatedly in a refrain, “I will leave a light on/I will leave a light on/I will leave a light on…”
Walker’s appearance comes ahead of his upcoming album, What a Time to be Alive, which is due to drop on March 1, 2019, via Relentless. The album is currently available for pre-order on multiple digital platforms. Back in September, Walker was awarded a prestigious 2018 ASCAP Vanguard Award for his rising presence as an innovative songwriter.
He’s one of a stream of notable season 15 guest performers who have graced “The X Factor UK” stage this year including James Arthur, Liam Payne, Little Mix, and just last week, Michael Bublé and Olly Murs. Check out Walker’s performance of “Leave a Light On” on “The X Factor UK” in the video embedded above and stay tuned to AXS for Tom Walker news and updates.
"The X Factor UK" airs in the U.S. on Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on AXS TV.