Related Information for Maria Lawson Maria Lawson (born 24 May 1979) is a British singer who finished 8th in the second UK series of television talent show The X Factor in 2005. Lawson became the very first female contestant on the UK version to get signed by a major recording label. The second female contestant to achieve this would then be series three winner Leona Lewis. was born and raised in London. She is the youngest in a family of five, with three brothers and one sister. Maria fo.. read more