Top X Factor Contestants

The Top Ten Top X Factor Contestants

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!

There are rarely entertainers anymore that can catch my attention, all the same old, same old. Then there is JEFF GUTT, HOLY LOVE OF JESUS, WHERE HAS HE BEEN HIDING? It didn't matter what he sang, "This MAN'S on Fire". It is an absolute total tragedy that XFactor doesn't attract a Rock audience because they missed some totally BRILLIANT performances. He out shined every performer including the guest performers. I will buy whatever he produces and will attend any concert within a days flight. He totally KILLED every performance.

Jeff Gutt is not only the best X-Factor contestant, but one of the best singers of all time. He is legendary--as iconic as Elvis. What makes Jeff the #1 X-Factor is also not only is incredible voice, its his HUGE heart and the fact that he is such a humble, hard-working performer. He has the whole package and I'll support him forever. Much love to you, Jeff Gutt! ❤

Jeff Gutt - Not just your average struggling musician from Detroit. He is humble and a bit shy I believe. After getting the privileged of meeting him and going to many gigs all in different cities of Michigan my world changed. We all have a story or a part of our life that we feel pain for a loved one, a friend, a family member and the most difficult of all... A troubled child in harms way. I had to find a place that I could go to be free from that pain just for a little while. The only thing I could still feel something for other than the emotional pain of my child was the voice of Jeff Gutt. His voice and music is a healing agent. He has helped me get through these really tough days of life more than he will know. He draws you in to where you can't keep your eyes off of his performances and he puts you in a place where you are longing for more music and the sound of his gifted voice. The past 4 years have been very rough on me. I very rarely left my house other than to go to work ...more

2 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 more.

One Direction have come the furthest out of all the x-factor contestants. When they were on the show they always delivered an amazing performance, and never let anyone down. They definitely should have won in my opinion. They have a massive fan base and some amazing songs. They are so lovely to their fans and everyone, even the haters. I love them with all my heart and always will. Vote 1D!

They are the best ever! I fell in love with them. I live in very far away country and for them to be known here is just amazing and I just have to say I LOVE ZAYN MALIK, LOUIS TOMLINSON, HARRY STYLES, NIALL HORAN, AND LIAM PAYNE.

FIT, oh my days, I actually love harry styles so much! I just want to cuddle him.

They should be first I mean who else didn't win the X-factor and got so famous from Directioners, their tours sell out in minutes, platinum album, awards, number one singles. I mean no British group has gotten this much success since the Beatles. I mean for these reasons they should be number one and little mix number two

3 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.

I don't know why Leona is not number 1. She has a great voice and she was the first woman to win the X Factor. Most deserved winner ever.

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 good voice and personality!

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

Leona lewis was full on perfect each time she performed, even simon loved her! And all the judges kept rooting for her

4 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.

Of course Little Mix are the best, That's why Tulisa told everyone that it would be YOUR FAULT if they didn't vote for them. And even David Walliams & Simon Cowell kept telling everyone to make sure they won.
It doesn't even matter that they were so close to the bottom of the votes & no one liked them at the start cause they won, or that the show covered for them forgetting the words, because they are the best. They didn't even need as much promotion to become famous in the US as One Direction because Little Mix are better. To prove it One Direction are always telling their fans to buy Little Mix's music.

Ye better than fifth harmony look how better are perrie leigh-anne jesy and jade so nice

Amazing group! I love Little Mix so much. They were also the first and so far only group to ever win the show

Go little mex, definitely better than rhydian, the best group of all time in the x factor, should be in the top 20 at least. they rock

5 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 ain't talking about one country we're yelling it out world wide. Cher Lloyd 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 focussed on love (ex: Oath is about friendship etc. ) and her songs are all ver 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!

I'm OBSESSED with Cher! And I'm from America! I've been watching her since her first audition. YouTube videos on reply everyday! SO glad she's making it big LOVE YOU CHER!

Extremely talented! Beyond any other contestant ever on xfactor. She does not have to work at it. It just comes natural for her. Some day soon she will be the most popular, well known, world wide, loved female pop rocker! 'You've got it all Cher'

6 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 the heck 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! - dragonfly99

How is she not first? She's an amazing vocalist, with a HUGE voice that fills up the whole theatre. I think she definitely should have won.

As usual another worthless X factor list. Carly should be at the top of the list but since there are really no rules ( Like X Factor) I am not going to waste my time voting over and over again on this one.

Why she is not in the top she is the best one I've seen so far she's amazing I admire her, she sings way better than artists who is going with the name "singer" when they cannot

7 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 such a nice guy and performed at many concerts which loads of people love going too. He's had the most songs which at least all of them have made it in the top 40. Unlike one direction and jls which are loved by kids and teens but Olly is loved by so many different age ranges like as well as kid there's adults and younger adults around his age who love him. Me and my family are always singing his wonderful songs. - Daviessophie

How is Olly Murs 8!? 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?!

Olly Murs is so awesome. He may not have won x factor but he is a top star in the music business. Anyway, listening to his performances he should have won.

If you love the olly murs then why not vote on my list of olly murs songs I thought he was so funny on the xtra factor him and Caroline Flack rock - aido17

8 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 favourite of them all. He connects emotionally in a way non 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.

His voice has so much emotion to it and makes me want to listen to his music all the time because it has a ring which makes it addictive and beautiful. He really deserved to win.

James' voice is exceptional, he blends emotion with exquisite advanced technicality which is very tough to do, he also has adequete vocals and a tremendous guitar attribute.

James has a incredible voice, he's so emotional and his technic is amazing. He absolutely won the world with his own way of sing.

9 Dami Im

Dami will no doubt change the landscape of the global Music Industry, it is only time until her Masterful musical genius will be heard all around the world. I have never heard such a voice that is so addictive & angelic, yet has such powerful notes & dynamic range she is the most versatile, all round singer, musician & artist I have ever witnessed over four decades. Not surprising she can sing any genre, having started playing piano at age 5, & by aged 10 was already wowing audiences playing like a concert pianist. By the time she started high school, Dami was winning National piano and music awards and won several school awards. She then advanced to University where she studied Music and not only passed with "First Class Honours", each year she would receive the University's Deans award for Music & artistic brilliance. She further advanced her studies with a "Master's" in contemporary vocals. It is no surprise with all her musical knowledge, technical acumen and the most amazing ...more

Dami is the most deserving winner of any talent show. No one before her ever had standing ovation at every performance, even the judges kept singing her praises and even 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 loved filled hear 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 Huston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, etc. Dami is a talented singer/songwriter and we are eagerly waiting for her next album.

Dami is the most musically talented singer that has come out of X Factor and dare I say even more talented than any global superstar. She started learning to play piano at the age of 5 and by the age of 10 she could perform 'Etube' by liszt. She has won numerous competition as a pianist and she is also violinist. At the age of 11 she began studying at the Young Conservatorium of music program at University. She graduated from University with first class honours in Bachelor of music and further her study by getting a Masters of Arts Degree in Comtempory Voice... Dami did not know most the songs she perform on X Factor.. She had to learn the nuances of each song and genre in a week. Not only did she learn it, she nail it with standing ovation (even judges standing on the desk ovation) week after week. Dami is the most deserving of this number 1 spot on musical talent alone.. I could go on forever talking about this angel but I like to conclude how inspiring she is to all her fans (Dami ...more

Dami I'm is an amazing and super talented artist. From the second she sang "Hero" at her audition, we knew we were witnessing greatness. Her voice is magnificent, pure and flawless. From week to week she effortlessly performed songs from a variety of genres, to which many of them received standing ovations from all judges. She is humble, kind and sweet and is a positive role model for all generations. Being the first Asian-Australian to win X Factor Australia, she has brought together thousands of diverse supporters from all over the world who share one thing - our love, admiration and support for Dami. Never in my life have I been so moved and captivated by someone's voice, her journey is truly remarkable and I am so grateful to be a part of the ride. This is only the beginning for Dami. DAMI ARMY FOREVER!

10 Alex & Sierra

Congratulations to the boring winner! They sucked. I give one vote for a celebration.

They have a type of chemistry I've never before seen 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 rendition of Toxic as well as Say Something were amazing.

There so unique and one of a kind except the others who just copy S. One's song, these two bring there own style into the song and make it better like changing that toxic song that was far better than original version of it.

My favorites of any season...

The Contenders

11 Chris Rene

#1Fan here and Ima LoveLifeSouljah! Chris Rene's music, personality, aura, & just everything about him is magical! He is the nicest person and most non-judgmental person I have ever met! WHEN HE PERFORMED HIS ORIGINAL SONG ON THE XFACTOR USA SEASON 1 I FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM AND WAS SO INSPIRED BE HIM JUST LIKE THE REST OF AMERICA... AND THR WORLD! Immediately The Renelians were born! I enjoy all of my Love Life Army Family as well as our General who created our big happy family! His music, style, and originality is like no other. I have never enjoyed so many songs... Original songs by an artist like I do with Chris Rene. He is just a special guy and I could go on & on... But the #1 spot here should surely go to Chris. His lyrics and music spread positivity and realism. Every song touches your heart and or soul... He is about LOVE... And LOVING LIFE AND EACH OTHER! CHRIS RENE HAS CAPTURED HEARTS AROUND THE WORLD WITH HIS AMAZING SOUND AND VOICE, & ALSO HIS STORY OF LOVE AND RECOVERY... ...more

Chris Rene is the most humble guy ever, he's a great father, communicates well & a lot with his Renelians, not to mention he cares deeply about us, and he is just an all around great person. He helped me through the darkest time in my life & he's the only reason I'm still here today & stronger than I've ever been. He is the real deal, words cannot explain how much love I have for this man. He makes me happy just by being himself, while other celebrities these days are not being themselves and it's clear that they're not. Chris also puts a great show on stage, he's really entertaining & when he's up there, he's just pouring his heart out & you can tell that he LOVES what he does.

I love his music from the very first moment I listened and watched him on that stage in 2011. His warm and peaceful voice certainly spread positive vibes along with his beautiful original melody. I feel, still today after 2 years, that I'm so blessed to discover him every single day. His messages in his songs certainly delivered across the ocean to Japan, and I'm so sure that he's going to keep changing the world for the better with his music and love he puts in it:) Thank you so much! LoveLifeBaby!

Chris Rene definitely made Season 1 of X Factor USA! With his original unique style of music and charisma, he is refreshing and inspiring. He deserves to be right in the top ten as there's no one like him in the music scene. He's entertaining to watch as he can sing, rap and has swag dance moves on the stage that totally captivates. He's one artist that indubitably deserves far more recognition than he gets. More than anyone else on the X Factor, I'd love to see and hear more of him and his music in the future!


This si 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 the very best group ever!

They are fresh and brilliant and they sing to perfection and dance and have so much energy as if red bull would run througj their veins.

Third d3gree are perf.

13 JLS JLS were an English pop/R&B group, which consisted of members Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams, Marvin Humes, and JB Gill, originally formed by Williams.

Possibly a more mature fandom than the One Direction fandom. But JLS didn't need to visit the Yanks to become successful.

This the kinda band I read about in magazines glossy magazines these the only Guys I think lately in my dreams

11TH? Ehh there easily in the top 3... This makes no sense...
The boys are great singers and have some great songs!

14 Rebecca Ferguson

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 gonna 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 her and Rhydian never won - SweetChildOfMine

Rebecca has a very unique and sensitive voice capable of expressing every emotion effortlessly, she can do anything from blue to jazz to modern dance songs, and she does it with style and grace. She is one of the most genuine and likable personalities every to appear on x factor. He debut album is close to perfect, and I predict she will go down in history with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Adele and a handful of other artists that made a difference.

Rebecca Ferguson is probably one of the best X factor contestants ever. she had a beautiful voice, she was so pretty and she seemed like a really nice person. I hope she does well in her career.

The best voice ever to have been on Xfactor - and a real human being with humility! From the moment she auditioned, you could tell she was a natural, and not just a wanna be Karaoke singer!

15 Taylor Henderson

Taylor's acoustic guitar playing and rich voice have the ability to take you away from the here and now and transport you to a new place. A place where all the cares and worries of the world fade away, and you just want to stay there for hours. Not many musicians can evoke that kind of feeling. You can hear in his voice a true emotional outpouring and the joy of just doing something he loves. Fortunately for us he's dang good at it too! He has a unique, pure and versatile voice that is at the same time raw and polished. If he just played his guitar it would be amazing, but then he begins singing and WOW! A fresh new voice in this world of same old same old bubblegum pop out there today. And he seems to be a genuinely nice guy and good looking to boot. The world is his oyster and we are all anxiously waiting for more!

Taylor is the newest #1 charting Australian musician. His musical style is acoustic-indie-pop and his single "Borrow My Heart" went certified Platinum after only a few weeks on the airwaves in Australia. He has charmed Australian with his unique guitar style and voice. If you want to be wowed go pick up a copy of his self-titled album of many X Factor performed works including Girls Just Want to Have Fun. Here's to many more successes, Taylor, and a long prolific career ahead. Cheers M8!

As a child of the 70's I've never really gotten into the current music scene. I'm pretty much old school rock and roll. After seeing Taylor perform during his audition on X-Factor I became hooked on this talented young musician. There is so much power and passion in his music that you can't help but stop whatever you are doing and listen. He has become my constant companion on my 45 min drive to and from work. His music gets me pumped to face my 12 hour shift as an ICU nurse every morning, and chill out after a sometimes physically and emotionally exhausting day. His voice is mesmerizing to say the least. He could make it in any genre he chooses but I personally hope he sticks to the indie style with lots of acoustic guitar playing. I know there are bigger and better things in store for him and that he will continue to keep his fans clamoring for more!

Taylor is the most incredible Australian artist I've ever seen! Even though he didn't win X factor he is going to be way more famous then the winner. He has topped the charts receiving gold in sales. His fan base grows by the day. He is a true musician and performer he can captivate a whole room with just him and his guitar. He is a true talent that the whole world is just yet to discover. He's already borrowed the hearts of everyone in Australia. HE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST! Deserves to be at number 1 on this chart just like he is on all the others!

16 Sam Bailey Samantha Florence "Sam" Bailey is an English singer, known for winning the tenth series of The X Factor in 2013. Following her win, her debut single, a cover of Demi Lovato's "Skyscraper", was released on 15 December 2013, achieving the Christmas number one on 22 December 2013. She was the first X Factor more.

She is the best. Really amazing voice and performance!

The best by a million miles

Great voice should be 1st

17 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 XFactor 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 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.

Janet was by far the best contestant on the x factor. There are so many reasons for this. Janet consistently sang her heart out through each show even though she was getting abuse for being herself, then doing what people told her to do, then being herself again. She survived so much and stayed strong when most people would have buckled and given up. She constantly helped others in the house, and never had a bad thing to say about anyone, she was friends with all of the other contestants. Janet should win this because she inspired others to pursue their dreams, no matter how shy. Her voice is so natural and amazing, she doesn't like being face an doesn't agree with editing her voice with machines. She plays her own instruments, she is so grateful to her fans, she even went through security to meet a fan because she felt the need to thank him. She does everything for her devlinators, we love her loads.

Most genuine talent ever, amazing voice, amazing individually. She's the perfect role model to everyone, showing them being different isn't bad! PERFECT

She's Janet and doesn't fake being someone she isn't, she's showed me that I could still reach my dreams and be my self Oh and she's an award turtle. That is all.

18 Alexandra Burke

I don't understand how Alexandra is so far down in this list. I can see why Rhydian is number one but Alexandra is clearly one of the most diverse, soulful, emotional and powerful singers to ever come out of X Factor. Added to the fact that she got rejected in 2005, but never gave up on her dreams and ended up winning the show three years later... She deserved it more than any other contestant, in my opinion.

I agree, Leona has made a huge impact in a few years and is an amazing singer, but Alexandra has the natural performer aspect of a singer that makes me think she will b around for a long time.

How is she only one place above the likes of Misha B laugh out loud Alexandra Burke has star quality and produced a few really good songs - 99sjohnson

She'll be bigger than leona. - celebfan3000

19 Rhydian

Oh please Rhydian and Leon both had talent.
You don't really hear of either of them now.

He will shine for sure

Rhydian is a unique and outstanding performer whose star will be shining for many many years to come. - clorinda

Rhydian is by far the best Leon who beat him to win must DIE - Greenday

20 Jai Waetford Jai Waetford is an Australian recording artist and actor who came third on the fifth season of The X Factor Australia.

Jai is amazing and the most inspirational person ever! He has worked so hard to get to where he is and deserves to be number 1! He my idol and he means everything to me! He is a god, his singing is the most amazing thing ever I could listen to it my whole life! I love him so much! Please come to Tasmania Jai! X

Jai is amazing okay. Only 14, very cute, he's funny and loves his fans! Voice of an angel, watch him on youtube and you'll fall in love.

He's only 14 and he made it to the grand final. He has and amazing voice that gives me goosebumps! He's AMAZING!

You will get far Jai your amazing don't let anyone tell you different x

21 Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony is 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 have loved them since day 1 and I am never leaving them - belieber4life

Fifth Harmony = Magic

Love a Fifth Harmony

22 Samantha Jade

Sami can sing anything at zero notice to perfection! She is also a talented writer and has amazing ability to capture the audience right from the get-go. Humble and endearing in every interview.

23 Jennel Garcia

She is so cool and she rocks it well your tone and style is unique

24 Stacey Solomon

Your the best singer ever

The woman made the Iceland advert #betterthankerry.

25 Ruth Lorenzo

Easily the best female contestant the X Factor has ever featured. Ruth is RAW POWER. Every single one of her performances are full of passion, emotion and intensity. She sings with her heart and her voice is absolutely explosive. It outclasses almost every other female contestant on any X Factor series, ever. Even now, I repeatedly watch her performances on YouTube, especially Always, Purple Rain and Love Ain't Here Anymore. This woman is beyond world class and she proved that yet again at Eurovision, where she was easily the best singer of the 26 performing.

Probably the best female contestant or even the best the X Factor has ever had! I think she should have been in the final two and not have left because of the prejudice that was against her. She was one of the few who really had the X Factor in the 7 seasons.

Perhaps one of the greatest X Factor contestants to have ever set foot on the stage. She isn't even British either. Amazing!

Deserved to be in the final last year. Powerful voice especially on Purple Rain and Knocking On Heaven's Door - sixsixone

26 Union J Union J are an English boy band consisting of members Josh Cuthbert, JJ Hamblett, Jaymi Hensley, Casey Johnson and previously George Shelley.

Great first album, hard working lads, who put on a class show on tour. Could become the next big thing.

27 Misha B

A number of music articles have described Bryan as one of the more gifted singers to emerge from the 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 that Misha B could be noted 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. "

A truly versatile singer with awesome stage presence. She is capable of singing in any style from blues, funk and old soul to hard hitting rap, reggae fusion, r & b and beyond. She is equally very good live and acoustic as she is as a recording artist. Her covers are generally thought to be better than the original artists tracks. A genuinely positive, creative and giving person who actively supports several good causes.

When she sang on X factor, she was was so much more than a contestant, more like a guest star uplifting the show with real talent

Amazing chart friendly talent, equally good acoustically or with full production, she can sing any style from rap to ballad.

28 Aiden Grimshaw

He's performance of Mad World was the best thing I've ever seen on the x factor. Can't believe he got kicked out so early. Screw x factor. Aiden Grimshaw is the bomb ;) (don't worry, that was deliberate)

Hands down, he is by far the best x factor contestant. The sad part is that he didn't get very far in the competition. Nonetheless, he is awesome. Check out 'Is this Love' if you still don't believe me..

29 Misunderstood

There's not enough appreciation for them because of their ealry exit which should've never happened - Liam31idents

They shouldn't have gone so early on because they're just so amazing. - Liam31idents

30 Emblem 3

This boyband got talent similar to Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Sublime and is definitely the best contestant ever to come to X-Factor audition. They have great looks but still a very awesome music.

They're the worst from season 2. No talent, Generic, and jerks too. - MistyMay113

At the first time, I didn't belive in their talents. I tought they were just pretty faces, but when time pass I starterd to see how amazing they are and hhow they love each other and sing with each other and how anwsome their voces are together. I belive in they now, I am a big fan now. I can't wait to see they live.

31 Ella Henderson

Ella has an amazing, very powerful, emotional voice which sends shivers down my spine when I hear her. She is very diverse, whether she's doing dance songs, ballads or changing up popular pop songs and making them her own. Ella deserved to be winner of the X-factor but who cares, she's one of the X-factors most successful contestants ever

Ella Henderson is a great singer who sung the song ghost. You should vote for her. Honestly, believe me. She is great and should of got to the final.

Good Luck Ella.

She should of been in the final.

She is amazing! Her songs should be number 1 everywhere! - BunnyC

32 Danny Tetley
33 Diana Vickers

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

34 Josh Krajcik

Crazy talented. Hard to understand how isn't far higher on this list. But then again, he isn't a pop teeny bopper, so I guess that explains it.

Came on the show with absolutely justified belief that he was the best - and I think that counted against him in the final. The American public decided Melany Amaro who they had already kicked off the show once should be he winner. The public don't always get it right.

One of the best to ever be on this competition, hands down!

After seeing Josh Krajck live on 2 occasions and wanting more, this guy has more talent than most contestants. Not only is he a great blues, soul singer he plays muliple instruments and is a great song writer. Why is he so low on the list. I saw him on XFactor and never got the idea that he thought he was better than anyone else. You're right, the public got it wrong.

35 Reggie N Bollie

Best contestants ever I think they should win - Liam31idents

Best X Factor has ever had - Liam31idents


36 Jamie Archer
37 Monica Michael

Sounds like Adele

Amazing singer


38 Ellona Santiago

She has the power voice and great moves at the same time. She is the best performer that X factor ever got.

Amazing performer, no one could sing and dance like her. It was magical.

She's a real diva.

39 Lauren Platt

She is best

40 Miss Dynamix
41 Louisa Johnson


So underrated and what a shame because she has one of the best voices I have ever heard of. 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.

42 Tamera Foster
43 Reece Mastin

Rockstar, awesome voice, some of the best perfomances I've seen since Adam Lambert

He's awesome! One of the best artists to come out of Xfactor!

44 Rachel Potter

She has the best voice in this competition, well tuned and see her performances!

45 Souli Roots
46 Matt Cardle

He received the most votes every single week in the competition apart from week one, and then won in the final. How many other contestants can claim that feat? He has the most beautiful and expressive male voice currently in the music business. Matt should be right at the top of this list.

Winner of the most watched series of X Factor ever, heading the public vote every week apart from the first, Matt Cardle is a true musical genius. About to release his 3rd self penned album Matt writes, sings, plays most instruments and produces his own music, how many other X Factor contestants do that? He has to be heard live, his voice is incredible. Headline act at London Acoustic Guitar Show, Matt is the real deal, vocally flawless and musically in a league of his own.

In a poll of top X factor contestants Matt Cardle has to be at the top. Coming top every week apart from the first, which no one else has ever done, Matt went on to win the most watched final the show has ever had. He writes all his own songs, plays most of the instruments and produces his records which none of the other X Factor contestants do. His vocal range is incomparable and he leaves audiences mesmerised with his live performances. No auto tune or lip sync required.

The only real musician to ever win. Whether he is doing covers like Pearl Jam's 'Daughter' and Dave Mathew's 'Bartender', pop songs, country, folk, blues, standards or his own songs, he never disappoints as live performer.

47 Sophie Habibis

I feel like the producers set her up for fail like in the auditions she only had like what 10 seconds and you never Saw in bootcamp and even though you did she her in judges houses and the first 3 weeks she did well but then on one bad performance she suddenly get sent home even though
Misha shouldn't have been in the bottom two that week I fell like sophie was the best in her category that year

Sophie is the best voice that's ever entered the X Factor. She would've won easily if the producer's had given her more air time in her auditions, and if they hadn't given her such a crap mentor. She will make it big one day!

Sophie may have only come tenth on the X Factor but she will definitely make it big in the music industry. Hope she gets a recording contract.

48 Journey South
49 David Correy

David Correy though sent home the first live show has done so much since XFactor! Much more then most who went further & even won! Under his independent label, UrbanRock Records, he has signed a contract with Coca Cola & recorded the anthem for the 2014 WorldCup, The World Is Ours, which he will perform at the start of the cup in Brazil. He has recorded several versions of the song with several artists such as Wisin & Paty Cantu. Recently he has teamed up with Wyclef Jean, Rock Mafia & Tokio Hotel to record "I Am" which will be heard on the NFL's Characters Unite campaign against Bullying & Discrimination.. Also this song can be heard on the FIFA14 soundtrack. His song "One More Chance" was featured in an AT&T commercial for "Black History Month" which aired on BET. In addition he is always releasing new music & his new EP will he released very soon. While he is one of the hardest workers out there.. He is also a very kind hearted & friendly guy. Fun & outgoing, I've had the ...more

I know several who are deserving, but there is no doubt that David is the best of these singers, the work carried out starting from The x-factor 2012 is unquestionable, travel and projects undertaken during that year, was fantastic, off the partnership with coca-Cola campaign for the world Cup here in Brazil, it is spectacular to be among 16 contestants still have left him without the least have the opportunity to be where he deserved, among the finalists and one champion nor was this issue that with David Correy in this accession as him or see if you want to hear about, the wonderful music out of it # # ShowMe OneMoreChange Dreamin # # # Frozen I'llBeThere among other

The Best! David Correy...

Is perfect, love love love ♥

50 Rough Copy

The day after Rough Copy went off the show, I didn't feel like singing - Liam31idents

They should have been in the final, better than luke

So great that they should make a single - Liam31idents

I hope they have a number 1 debut single - Liam31idents

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