Top 10 Best X-Factor Contestants

The Top Ten
1 Jeff Gutt

I started watching this season of X Factor after flipping through channels one night. I just happened to stop right when he was being introduced for the four-chair challenge. I immediately fell in love with his voice.

I became mesmerized by it, to say the least. I couldn't count the times that I listened to his performances over and over again. How he has not been discovered until now is a mystery.

He has so much talent, and his stage presence is so strong. It got stronger and stronger with each of his performances. It was like he was letting us in a little more each time. You could definitely tell Talon was super proud of his daddy. Man, he is one adorable little boy!

I can't wait until Jeff starts touring. I will definitely be there, hopefully front row. I don't care what I have to pay. It'll be well worth it to experience such amazing talent in person. Good luck, Jeff. We love you!

2 Fatin Shidqia Fatin Shidqia Lubis, better known as Fatin Shidqia or Fatin, is an Indonesian singer and actress who won the first season of the Indonesian version of The X Factor in May 2013.

You know I love her voice, her personality, her style and I don't know why, but when I see her, she always makes me happy. I always laugh when she does something, anything. It makes me enjoy watching her.

I think she was a real "Grenade."

A lot of singers have a good voice, but just a few have a unique and beautiful one. Every song that she sings gets better and makes me repeat it again and again.

The 17-year-old woman has a unique voice and character. Her voice is the reincarnation of the legendary singer Brenda Lee. Fatin possesses a sound found only once in 100 years.

3 Rhydian Rhydian James Roberts, known as Rhydian, is a classically trained Welsh baritone singer, musical theatre actor and television presenter.

Best X Factor finalist ever, hands down. He could sing circles around Leon, and his success since the show compared with Leon's proves that. X Factor just doesn't produce talent like this these days.

For talent and charisma, which is growing with every performance he gives, no one can touch Rhydian. He will be here long after X Factor and all concerned with it have been forgotten.

The undoubted winner of X Factor 2007, Rhydian is the most talented, most entertaining act ever to come out of that show. He wiped the floor with Leon.

4 One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records... read more

Just #3? I don't know who #2, Rhydian, and #1, Fatin Shidqia, are, but 1D are a real wonder! Their songs are so beautiful and deep, so romantic and so cool!

They can sing cool songs like Nobody Compares, deep songs like They Don't Know About Us, or romantic songs like Little Things and What Makes You Beautiful. They just wrote a page of history! Now, in 2013, our parents tell us about those fab bands of the past, like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, or The Who. But we'll tell our children about One Direction and Little Mix and others!

Me equals Directioner forever. Thumbs up if you equal Directioner forever!

5 Little Mix Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.

Unlike a lot of people that were in X Factor and then became famous, Little Mix are actually talented. They excel when it comes to harmonizing. Each of them has unique and amazing voices. The girls know when to use their strengths, and they all can hit great high notes.

Their songs are awesome, mostly about women empowerment like Wings, Power, Stand Down, and Salute. There are songs about getting over an ex like Shout Out to My Ex and No More Sad Songs. And there are fun songs like How Ya Doing', Move, Black Magic, and Private Show.

They also teach girls (but people in general) that it's okay to be proud of your body and stand up for the LGBT community. So far, they are the only group and girl group to actually win the British X Factor.

6 Leona Lewis Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, England where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.

Leona has the perfect voice, so soft and emotional. She is by far the best. She is better than any other X Factor contestant and definitely better than One Direction. At least she doesn't only have good looks, but also a good voice and personality!

No one else comes close to her in terms of singing prowess and execution. The ability of a person to communicate with the audience and give meaningful rhythm to the songs, I think, is something Leona has possessed.

Leona Lewis is the BEST contestant. You can't even compare her to any of the other female contestants. Little Mix or Leona Lewis... I mean, really? Little Mix are LITTLE compared to Leona!

7 Cher Lloyd Cher Lloyd is an English singer, songwriter, rapper, and model. She rose to fame in 2010 when she finished fourth in the seventh series of The X Factor.

One Direction was another man's creation. Cher Lloyd - there is no imitation. You don't have to win a contest to be the overall winner, and that's where Cher Lloyd is the champion. We aren't talking about one country. We're yelling it out worldwide. Cher Lloyd is better known worldwide compared to any other contestant from the X-Factor.

She's AMAZING! She can rap and has a very unique singing voice. I like how all of her songs aren't focused on love (e.g., Oath is about friendship, etc.). Her songs are all very catchy but not repetitive or boring like every other pop song out there. I'm surprised she's not more popular than she is now!

8 Alex & Sierra

They have a type of chemistry I've never seen before on stage. I admit they aren't the best of singers, but in terms of entertainment and connection with the audience, they were one-of-a-kind. Plus, their renditions of Toxic and Say Something were amazing.

They are so genuine and sweet. Their love for music and for one another shines through everything they sing and say. I have never gotten behind an X-Factor group like this before, even if they were really good. Alex & Sierra are more than just really good. They are captivating in every way. LOVE THEM!

9 Carly Rose Sonenclar Carly Rose Sonenclar is an American singer and teen actress. In December 2012, she became the runner-up on the second season of the American version of The X Factor.

How is she down here? She has an amazing voice at 13! She is better than a lot of adult singers who are already signed. She has great stage presence, is very comfortable on stage, and is humble.

She isn't conceited like some of the contestants I have seen, and she isn't annoying. She is so sweet. Her voice is big and powerful. Think of how amazing she'll be when she's 20 years of age!

I don't get why this girl isn't first?! Alongside the winner, Tate Stevens (who has millions and millions fewer YouTube views than her), Carly was the only one who had never been in the bottom 2 throughout the whole competition. Aside from that, the comments from the judges themselves showed her as a soulful, precocious, mature, genuine, ingenious, and powerful artist.

10 Janet Devlin

Janet has such a unique voice, and unlike so many other contestants, she has a real passion for music. She writes her own music, plays the guitar, and doesn't agree with the likes of auto-tuning and voice altering. She didn't enter the X Factor for the fame and money. She has no interest in VIP treatment or free things.

She entered the show for her love of music and would never let fame get to her head. What's really special about Janet is that she doesn't realize how talented she is, and I'm not sure she ever will.

But with such a beautiful voice and kind nature, there's no doubt she will succeed in the music business and have a long and happy career as a musician. She's got extremely loyal fans behind her, and I for one will always be supporting her.

The Contenders
11 Dami Im

Dami is the most deserving winner of any talent show. No one before her ever had a standing ovation at every performance. Even the judges kept singing her praises and once gave her a standing ovation on their desk!

Dami has the ability to perform in any genre, be it classical, disco, rock, jazz, or pop. She sang every song as well or better than the original artist. She sings from a love-filled heart, and her beautiful voice reaches you from the inside.

Her fans span all ages and respond to her warm and loving personality. Dami is a beautiful soul with an angelic voice and is destined for international stardom, with her name among the greatest like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, etc. Dami is a talented singer/songwriter, and we are eagerly waiting for her next album.

12 Olly Murs Oliver Stanley Murs, known professionally as Olly Murs, is an English singer-songwriter, television presenter and actor. He first came to national attention for coming second in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009.

Olly Murs is the most successful out there. He seems like such a nice guy and has performed at many concerts, which loads of people love going to. He's had the most songs, with at least all of them making it into the top 40. Unlike One Direction and JLS, which are loved by kids and teens, Olly is loved by many different age ranges.

As well as kids, there are adults and younger adults around his age who love him. Me and my family are always singing his wonderful songs.

How is Olly Murs 8th!? And Rhydian is 1st! This is not right. Olly Murs is one of the most successful X-Factor contestants of all time!

Most of the people above him have not done much since the X-Factor, and Olly has done so much! How can you not love the cheeky chappy with the amazing talent?!

13 Jennel Garcia

She is so cool, and she rocks it well. Your tone and style are unique.

14 James Arthur James Andrew Arthur is a British singer-songwriter who won the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012. His debut single, "Impossible", was released through Syco Music after the final and debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart in its first week of release.

My favorite of them all. He connects emotionally in a way none of the others do. Not the purest voice, but the one that reaches in and connects, the best communicator by a long way. Watching his journey, I think the judges knew very early on he was the winner, or at least the most talented. There were many spine-chilling moments as he progressed.

For me, he is the single best singer and talent the show has ever produced. Not the most commercially successful, but the best artist by far.

No option for Honey G, so I went with my second favorite, James Arthur. He has an amazing voice, a number one single (Impossible), and a number one album (Back From The Edge). He also collaborated with Shotty Horroh on his song Sermon from the aforementioned number one album Back From The Edge. He had the honor of working with Simon Cowell, and he won the ninth series of The X Factor UK.

He also has a number two single (Say You Won't Let Go) and a number two album (James Arthur). He's amazing - an all-around inspirational, completely honest singer, songwriter, and rapper.

15 Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony was an American girl group based in Miami, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously, Camila Cabello until her departure from the group on December 18, 2016. The group signed a joint record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco Records and L.A.

I love Fifth Harmony! Five girls, different backgrounds, thrown together in a group and seriously taking over as one of this generation's best girl groups! They have so many different flavors, and it all works together!

I love Fifth Harmony a lot. My favorites are Camila, Lauren, Ally, Dinah, and Normani. The best style is Lauren's. People need to stop hating on them. They are way better than Little Mix.

16 Misunderstood

They shouldn't have gone so early on because they're just so amazing.

17 Danny Tetley
18 Diana Vickers

She so should have won. Her voice is so unique, and I want her to make an album. Pretty please, Diana.

19 Rebecca Ferguson Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström (born 19 October 1983) is a Swedish actress.

She came to international prominence with her portrayal of Elizabeth Woodville in the British television miniseries The White Queen (2013), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Miniseries... read more

She is one of the greatest female singers ever. Certainly, the best X Factor singer, apart from maybe Rhydian. She is as good, if not better than Rhydian. She can sing anything.

In my opinion, she is up there with Freddie Mercury, Elvis, and Meat Loaf as one of the greatest singers of all time, as well as Rhydian, of course. She is going to be big, and I hope so. She's a new Freddie Mercury or Meat Loaf and could be the biggest X Factor singer of all time.

Hearing her for the first time is like hearing Elvis for the first time. Matt Cardle was good too, but nothing compared to her. And the sad thing is, she and Rhydian never won.

20 Reggie N Bollie
21 Misha B

A number of music articles have described Bryan as one of the more gifted singers to emerge from The X Factor. "The Voice" delivered one of the more 'memorable auditions the ITV1 show had ever seen', 'with the ease and grace of a pro'.

BBC 1Xtra describes her as a "break from the traditional X Factor contestant" and notes that Misha B could be recognized for her "show-stopping performances".

The Daily Telegraph picked her first performance as one of the highlights of the series, saying she "oozed star quality from the start... Like a 21st century Grace Jones or an urban Lady Gaga, the teenager seemed like a proper pop star already."


This is the first mixed group created by the judges. They have a girl that can rap, a guy that can dance and beatbox, and a girl that can hit the high notes better than the others. They are a group full of power, energy, and diversity.

They are fresh and brilliant, and they sing to perfection and dance. They have so much energy as if Red Bull runs through their veins.

They are the very best group ever!

23 Lauren Platt
24 Monica Michael
25 Louisa Johnson

So underrated, and what a shame because she has one of the best voices I have ever heard. So much soul and power and has some of the best potential for a successful career out of probably any X-Factor contestant. I can't wait to see what's in store for this talented girl's future.

Absolutely star quality, and with the right management, she could be a worldwide star.

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