X Factor – Contestants

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From: Huddersfield Category: Overs Mentor: Gary Carolynne, 32, returned to the show this year after making it to Judges Houses last year but not making it into Louis’s final three. She’s back this year ‘more confident than ever’ and Gary… Read more

From: Cathcart, Glasgow Category: Overs Mentor: Gary Melanie is a 44-year old full time mum to two children Rua, 5, and Ramsay, 3. She runs a music class for under-fives called Fairy Flutterby’s Little Rockabyes, so Melanie is known as… Read more

From: Pinner, London Category: Overs Mentor: Gary Kye is The X Factor’s first singing chimney sweep! He has been working for his uncle’s business as a chimney sweep for the past few years alongside his brother. Kye, 30, writes songs… Read more

From: JJ – Newmarket, George – Bristol, Josh – Ascot, Jaymi – Luton Category: Groups Mentor: Louis Union J are Jamie Hamblett (JJ) 24, George Shelley 19, Josh Cuthbert 20, Jaymi Hensley 22. Jaymi, Josh and JJ auditioned for The… Read more

From: Cornwall and London Category: Groups Mentor: Louis MK1 are London based duo, Charlotte (Charlie), 19, and Sim, 24. The talented duo have been gigging for a while as they write and produce their own music. Sim also works as… Read more

From: Essex, Cleethorpes and Porthcawl Category: Groups Mentor: Louis Greg, 18, Mickey, 18, and Dan, 19 are best mates after meeting at school over five years ago. They spend most days together and love the Inbetweeners, going to the gym… Read more

From: Charlton, London Category Girls Mentor: Tulisa Londoner Jade wants to bring ‘soul music’ to The X Factor. After studying musical theatre at college, 25 year-old Jade worked as a bike mechanic – the only girl in her local bike… Read more

From: Grimsby Category: Girls Mentor: Tulisa Sixteen year old Ella is from Grimsby, where she lives with her parents, two brothers and sister. Ella has been studying at a music school away from home for the past few years and… Read more

From: Buxton, Derbyshire Category: Girls Mentor: Tulisa Lucy’s audition in Manchester in front of Gary Barlow, Tulisa, Louis and Guest Judge Mel B has been viewed on YouTube by over eleven million people. She performed her own song, Last Night,… Read more

From: Middlesbrough Category: Boys Mentor: Nicole James, 23, decided to audition for this year’s show at the last minute as his friend told him he had nothing to lose…and now he’s in the Live Shows! James lives in Saltburn and… Read more

From: Essex Category: Boys Mentor: Nicole Essex boy Rylan is always the life and soul of the party – a dedicated clubber and party go-er who wants to record dance anthems that will be played in Ibiza! Since his first… Read more

From: Swindon Category: Boys Mentor: Nicole Jahmene is The X Factor’s supermarket singing sensation. The 22 year-old supermarket worker from Swindon wowed the Judges at his first audition in London with his rendition of Etta James, At Last. At Bootcamp,… Read more