Top 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!

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 rocks a ballad, a hymn, a rock song original or covered. His vocal range and heartfelt humble yet confident stage presence is out of this world AWESOME

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2 One Direction 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.

I dunno why these guys split up but these guys were better when they were together instead of split up this is so...

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3 Leona Lewis 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 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

The best by far!
B2-Bb5-F#6 That is like 4 octaves!

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4 Cher Lloyd 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!

Cher Lloyd is AMAZING! She can sing, she can rap, she had the best songs and voice that I have ever heard, and she's pretty. I mean, 1D is just a boy band, there are thousands of those. But Cher, she's her own person, and she's SO AMAZING!

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5 Little Mix 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.

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

Better than one direction - WinchesterGirl26

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6 Carly Rose Sonenclar

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.

THE BEST, PERIOD. She only was 13 when she sang this. INCREDIBLE.

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7 James Arthur 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 Arthur is one of the most talented performers ever, let alone from X Factor! He is a legend in the making!

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8 Olly Murs Olly Murs

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.

I love olly

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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

She can sing and reach her way to heaven!

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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.

They should definitely be higher on this list!

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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 all the way, he has what it takes.. the whole package.. Amazing singer/song writer.. He should of won XFACTOR USA season #1..

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

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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.

I’m sorry Cher Lloyd above Rebecca who in fact got further then the number 2 on this list (1D) so how is she so low especially to number one who I have never heard of

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15 Rhydian

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

@basirgokil I Love You Fatin

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16 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!

Burnt Letters is Taylor's album of 12 original songs he either wrote himself or co-wrote with some super-talented songwriters like Jon Hume & Hayley Warner & Louis Schoorl. This album was released on July 11, 2014 and topped the ARIA charts upon its debut. All this happened after finishing second in X Factor Australia Grand Final on Oct. 28, 2013. Taylor's innovative covers and sweet, down to earth originals will draw you in and captivate you for many many replays. This is inspiring, touching, feel-good music that the world needs to hear. From your inspired American follower, John Ellis

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17 Sam Bailey 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

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

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19 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

R u insane? How Janet can be so low? She is one of the best female singer I have ever heard in my life, and she is so young. Wait 10 years and she will sing as good as Amy Lee

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20 Jai Waetford 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

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