So, auditions are over, and we the X Factor final 16 have been revealed! The lucky few beat thousands of hopefuls to make it to the holy grail of talent television – the X Factor live shows. Their fate will now rely entirely on the voting public, as they battle to win a coveted recording contract!
The weekend’s double-bill was the most emotionally charged episode yet, with tears from pretty much everyone involved – including the judges!
While most of our favourites made it through, there were a few shocks and we’re gutted at a few of the acts who were sent home! What did you think?
Here’s a quick recap of the final 16:
If there’s a defining characteristic of Kelly’s final four, it’s that they’re all so young! Amelia and Janet are just 16! There’s some amazing talent in this category, and some very different singing styles – we think Kelly has a very strong group!
Amelia Lily, 16, from Middlesbrough
Sophie Habibis, 19, from London
Janet Devlin, 16, from Omagh
Misha Bryan, 19, from Manchester
Gary’s boys are again, all very different – from James Michael’s soft tones, to Craig Colton’s powerful voice. There’s also some great characters, which will make for brilliant TV!
Frankie Cocozza, 18, from Brighton
Marcus Collins, 23, from Liverpool
Craig Colton, 22, from Liverpool
James Michael, 20, from Cheshire
Aside from 2 shoes, Tulisa has choses groups that the judges ‘manufactured’ at boot camp. While this means that they’re obviously what the judges want, and can all sing – it will be interesting how the virtual strangers adapt to spending 24/7 together!
2 shoes: Charley, 23 and Lucy, 21, from Essex.
Rhythmix: Jessy, 20, Leigh-Anne, 19, Perrie, 18 and Jade, 18.
Nu Vibe: Richard, Bradley and Jordan, all 16. Ashford and Stefan, 19.
The Risk: Derry, 21, Ashley 22, Andrew, 20 and Charlie, 25.
The Over 26’s
Louis has caused the most scandal with his choices – hundreds took to twitter and Facebook to complain that favourites such as Terry were sent home, while Kitty and Goldie (who later quit) were put through. Does Louis know what he’s doing? Or is he just hoping for another Jedward?
Sami Brookes, 31, Rhyl
Kitty Brucknell, 26, Cheltenham
JonJo Kerr, 27, Wiltshire
Johnny Robinson, 45, Harrow