Meet tonight’s contestants on The X Factor 2017 below…
44-year-old insurance processor Amrick Channa – nicknamed Diva – from Kent opens up the show tonight by declaring himself the next big superstar. His performance of Technotronic’s Pump Up The Jam has Nicole singing along but will he get through?
Nervous 17 -year-old college student Benji Matthews from Cornwall endears himself to the judges before even singing with his adorable giggle. But will the panel still be impressed as he begins to sing, performing Alicia Keys’ If I Ain’t Got You.
57 year-old Beverly West from Kent shares her recent online dating experience with the panel before singing Shirley Bassey classic Big Spender for the panel.
Tracy Leanne Jefford
34-year-old full-time mum from Middlesex Tracy Leanne Jefford previously auditioned for The X Factor back in 2006 where she made bootcamp. Having lost more than 5 stone and gone through a divorce her life is very different now but her passion for singing remains. Tracy sings The Shirelles’ Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.
68-year-old confectionery shop worker Ronnie Parker from Preston tells Simon Cowell off at her audition for asking her age before she sings Tina Turner’s Simply The Best for the music mogul.
66-year-old retired lecturer John Fitzsimons from Exeter started playing music in bands from the age of 19. With over 20 years of experience, John performs David Bowie’s Space Oddity for the judges.
Sean and Conor Price
Brothers Sean (17) and Conor (15) are students and buskers from Blessington, Ireland. They “bring a bit of youth and energy” to Jimi Hendrix classic All Along The Watchtower.
25 year-old nursing home singer Russell Jones from Wales gets flirting with Nicole Scherzinger and cheeky with the rest of the judges as he performs his take on The Jungle Book classic I Wanna Be Like You.
24 year-old singer Gregor Coleman from Glasgow currently busks but it may have given him some bad habits. After singing Vance Joy’s Riptide at his original audition, the judges tell Gregor to come back later with something more unique.
22-year-old musician Nicole Simpson from Scotland returns to The X Factor having previously made bootcamp in 2011. She performs Drake’s Just Hold On for the panel, including guest judge Alesha Dixon.