Irish identical twins John Paul and Edward Grimes made it through to the Final 12 in this the 2009 series of the X Factor, which airs on ITV. Simon Cowell reportedly didn’t like the twin’s audition but they impressed the other judges – Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue, and Louis Walsh – who voted to pass them through to the next round. Eventually they were picked by Louis Walsh as one of the final 3 Groups.
Reece Mastin is a sixteen year old Golden Grove High School Student from Greenwith, South Australia. Along with his family, Reece moved to Australia from England when he was 11. Reece Mastin was the winner of the 2011 series of the Australian X Factor. Reece auditioned with Rooster's song, "Come Get Some". He was announced winner on the 22nd November 2011, and received a management and management contract with Sony Music Australia.
Stacey Solomon is a finalist on series 6 of The X Factor. She is 19 years old and a single mother from Dagenham. She auditioned in London, singing 'Wonderful World'. She is currently in the Girls Group, being mentored by Dannii Minogue. She is now not only the last remaining girl in the girls category, but the only girl left in the competition also. Stacey is currently through to the quarter finals stage of the competition and in the final of the show. She is battling Joe McElderry and Olly Murs to win the show on Saturday 12th December.
Little Mix (previously Rhythmix) are the 2011 winners of The X Factor, and the first group to ever take the grand prize. The Cannonball Songfacts reports that their debut single, a cover of the Damien Rice ballad Cannonball was released digitally the morning after their win. The song was produced by Fazer, who is the N-Dubz colleague and boyfriend of their mentor, Tulisa Contostavlos. According to Songfacts, Wings, the lead single from their debut album, will be released on August 19, 2012.
Matt Cardle (born circa 1983), resident in Little Maplestead in Essex, is an English singer. On 12 December 2010, he won the seventh series of the ITV television programme The X Factor winning a £1m recording contract to Syco Music owned by Sony Music Entertainment, finishing ahead of Rebecca Ferguson. His cover of Biffy Clyro song "Many Of Horror", renamed "When We Collide", was released immediately after winning the contest.
Scott Paul Bruton (born 14 December 1988) better known as Scott Bruton is a former Pontins Bluecoat from Manchester. Scott started singing at the age of 11 after singing karaoke on holiday and since then he has won various singing and talent competitions. He started singing in the pubs and clubs until he got his job at Pontins as a blue coat earlier in the year. Coming from the same city as previous X Factor winner Shayne Ward, Scott is determined to make Manchester proud once again.
1.Max George, Jonny Lloyd, Andy Brown, Scott Clarke and Ross Candy make up the boyband Avenue. The group first auditioned for Britain's popular TV talent competition 'The X Factor' back in 2006. The group made it to judge Louis Walsh's final 4 but the band were ejected from the show for concealing they had a management deal and were then replaced by boyband Eton Road. Now the band are releasing their first single 'Last Goodbye' which is to be released 8 September (download from 1 September).
Jamie Archer is an 34-year-old musician, also known as 'Jamie 'Afro', who has been gigging for over eight years. When he was 10, he watched Jimi Hendrix perform in concert - he knew right then that he wanted to be a musician. He got through to the live shows of Series 6 of the X Factor (2009), under mentor Simon Cowell, where he finished in 7th place.
Rhydian (born 14 February 1983) is a singer from Wales best known for his appearance on the fourth series of the British talent show The X Factor in which he came second. He was praised by all four judges throughout the series for his impressive performances, and he was the favourite to win the competition with the bookmakers. Rhydian released his self-titled debut album, 'Rhydian', on the 24th of November 2008.
Essex boy Olly Murs is an office worker and describes himself as an ordinary geezer. He applied for the talent show X Factor in 2009 and blew away the judges with his audition. Olly Murs lost the final to Joe McElderry on December 13, 2009.