Series 13 of The X Factor premiered on 27 August 2016 and concluded on 11 December 2016. It was won by 23-year erstwhile pop singer Matt Terry who was character of the Boys category mentored by Nicole Scherzinger. It was her irregular winnings as a mentor after winning with James Arthur in the same class in 2012. anterior to the final, it was announced that Honey G had signed a deal with Syco Music and it has besides been reported that daughter group band 4 Of Diamonds have secured a share with the label. On December 20, runner-up Saara Aalto confirmed that she had signed a joint hand with Sony Music London and Sony Music UK. It is the least-watched serial in the indicate ‘s run with an average of 6.5 million viewers tuning in for the concluding and a sum of 7.3 million tune in for the whole serial.

production

Simon Cowell was the only pronounce to return from the former year while Cheryl, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora have departed to be replaced by returning judges Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger. The latter is the alone pronounce to be present for all but one series to date. Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom departed as the presenters of The Xtra Factor to be replaced by Series 9 finalist Rylan Clark-Neal and returning donor Matt Edmondson. Series 6 finalist Olly Murs and TV presenter Caroline Flack departed as the presenters of The X Factor after one series to be replaced by erstwhile host Dermot O’Leary, who is returning after a class ‘s rupture. It was his one-ninth time deliver. This was besides the last series to be sponsored by UK telecommunications group TalkTalk .

Judges

Twists/Changes

Arena Auditions: These were wholly scrapped in party favor of a revert to the room auditions merely which were last seen in Series 5. Bootcamp: The auditionees who reached this stage were faced with a wall of songs and had to fight it out with each other over which song to perform. Afterwards, the judges discovered which categories they would mentor. Wildcards: On 21 September 2016, it was revealed that there would be a new wildcard twist. In Series 9 a wildcard twist was previously introduced with the public choosing the thirteenth finalist but this time the Girls wildcard was nominated by Louis, the Overs wildcard was nominated by Nicole, the Groups wildcard was nominated by Sharon and Simon nominated the Boys wildcard, making it 7 acts in each class and 28 in total through to Judges ‘ Houses. Jukebox: A jukebox was introduced as the live shows got afoot and at the end of each display it was brought out and the theme for each workweek chosen at ‘random ‘. A new subject workweek called ‘Louis Loves ‘ was besides included. Lifeline Vote: As the live shows got under way, a lifeline vote was introduced to save one dissemble who landed in the Bottom 3. vote was done via the mobile app but on 12 November it was announced that this would be scrapped with the two acts who received the lowest measure of votes facing the sing off. Winner’s Single: For the first clock since 2005, the winner ‘s single was an original song. It was composed by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran but in a series first it was only performed on the indicate by the winner after they had been announced. It is besides the first base time in the show ‘s history that the single would not be getting a physical release. Proceeds from the sale of the single were shared between two charities : Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star CHASE .

Finalists

survival process

Auditions

See: List of The X Factor UK auditionees (series 13) The format saw the come back of the board auditions with the stadium auditions being scrapped. noteworthy returning auditionees included : Caitlyn Vanbeck, who was eliminated during the Six Chair Challenge in Series 12 ; Rebekah Ryan, who reached the concluding 12 in the Over 25s class in Series 4 ; Emily Middlemas, who was eliminated at Judges ‘ Houses in Series 11 ; Janet Grogan, who was eliminated during the Six Chair Challenge in Series 11 ; Relley C, who reached Judges Houses in Series 10 ; and Gifty Louise, who made it to bootcamp in Series 12 ; Ottavio Columbro made it ampere army for the liberation of rwanda as bootcamp in Series 9 ; Anelisa Lamola who reached Bootcamp in Series 4 ; Niall Sexton reached bootcamp in Series 8 ; Eddie Lee reached Bootcamp in Series 5 ; The Brooks, who reached Judges ‘ Houses in Series 11 ; Aeron Smith, who reached Bootcamp in Series 12, and Faye Horne, who reached Bootcamp in Series 8 ; Samantha Atkinson who reached Bootcamp in Series 12 and Skarl3tt who reached the Six Chair Challenge as ‘PYT ‘ in Series 12 .

Bootcamp

See: Bootcamp (series 13) A sum of 121 acts made it through to Bootcamp. In a change to previous years, a ‘Wall of Songs ‘ was set up and the acts had to run to it and grab a piece of paper bearing a song style, which they would then perform in front of the judges once divided into groups. After performing several acts were eliminated, leaving just 60 acts to find out who their mentor would be before they faced the Six Chair Challenge. Simon Cowell was given the Girls, Nicole Scherzinger was given the Boys, Sharon Osbourne was given the Over 25s and Louis Walsh was given the Groups .

Six Chair Challenge

See: Six Chair Challenge (series 13) The Six Chair Challenge took position from July 9 to 12 at the SSE Arena, Wembley. A sum of 15 acts from each category performed in front of the judges and live audience before being narrowed down :

Summary of six chair challenge
Judge Category Chairs
1 2 3 4 5 6
Cowell Girls Sohelia Clifford Kayleigh Marie Morgan Olivia Garcia Emily Middlemas Gifty Louise Agyeman Caitlyn Vanbeck
Scherzinger Boys Nate Simpson James Hughes Niall Sexton Freddy Parker Matt Terry Christian Burrows
Osbourne Over 25s Samantha Atkinson James Wilson Relley C Christopher Peyton Janet Grogan Ivy Grace Paredes*
Walsh Groups The Brooks Skarl3t Bratavio Four of Diamonds 5 After Midnight Tom and Laura
  • Although Ivy Grace Paredes made it to Judges’ Houses, she had to withdraw from the competition due to visa issues. Her replacement was announced on The Xtra Factor as Honey G who was originally eliminated during the Six Chair Challenge.

Judges ‘ Houses

See: Judges’ Houses (series 13) In mid-september it was confirmed that each evaluate would choose a wildcard for another judge. Walsh chose the Girls wildcard, Scherzinger chose the Overs wildcard, Osbourne selected the Groups wildcard and Cowell chose a wildcard for the Boys class, meaning 28 contestants would go to judges ‘ houses .

Summary of judges’ houses
Judge Category Location Guest mentor(s) Contestants eliminated Wildcard
Cowell Girls Malibu Mel B & Emma Bunton Soheila Clifford, Olivia Garcia, Kayleigh Marie Morgan, Caitlyn Vanbeck Samantha Lavery
Scherzinger Boys Nice Calvin Harris Christian Burrows, Nate Simpson, James Hughes, Niall Sexton Ryan Lawrie
Osbourne Over 25s Beverly Hills Robbie Williams James Wilson, Christopher Peyton, Samantha Atkinson, Janet Grogan Saara Aalto
Walsh Groups Ibiza Alesha Dixon & Fleur East Yes Lad, Tom and Laura, Skarl3t, Four of Diamonds* Yes Lad
  • Four of Diamonds were initially eliminated at Judges Houses, however they returned during the second week of the Live shows in order to replace Brooks Way, who withdrew following media reports of abusive behaviour.

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Results summary

Weekly results per act
Week 1 2 3

4 5 6 7 Quarter-Final Semi-Final final
Eliminated Brataviomini.png Brookswaymini.jpg Freddyparkermini.png Relleycmini.png Giftylouisemini.png 4odmini.png Samanthalaverymini.png Ryanlawriemini.png Honeygmini.png Emilymiddlemasmini.png 5aftermidnightmini.png Saaraaaltomini.png Mattterrymini.png
Matt Terry 1st
22.2%
1st
19.5%
1st
17.8%
2nd
18.7%
1st
16.7%
3rd
16.7%
1st
21.1%
3rd
21.2%
3rd
22.5%
2nd
33.4%
Winner
48.5%*
Saara Aalto 9th
5.3%
9th
6.4%
2nd
13.7%
3rd
11.3%
6th
9.4%
2nd
18.4%
2nd
20.1%
1st
23.7%
1st
28.8%
1st
35.3%
Runner-Up
40.1%*
5 After Midnight 2nd
13.3%
2nd
15.6%
4th
11.5%
4th
10.6%
2nd
15.5%
1st
19.0%
3rd
17.5%
4th
20.3%
2nd
26.6%
3rd
31.3%
Eliminated
(final)
Emily Middlemas 3rd
11.9%
3rd
11.0%
3rd
11.9%
1st
18.7%
3rd
15.3%
4th
13.4%
4th
16.8%
2nd
22.6%
4th
22.1%
Eliminated
(semi-final)
Honey G 4th
10.9%
4th
9.3%
5th
9.4%
6th
9.2%
5th
11.6%
5th
11.7%
6th
11.2%
5th
12.2%
Eliminated
(quarter-final)
Ryan Lawrie 8th
6.2%
10th
4.6%
8th
7.4%
7th
8.7%
4th
14.1%
6th
11.1%
5th
13.3%
Eliminated
(week 7)
Sam Lavery 5th
9.8%
5th
8.8%
6th
8.1%
5th
10.1%
8th
8.5%
7th
9.7%
Eliminated
(week 6)
Four of Diamonds Eliminated
( judges houses )
6th
7.3%
10th
6.1%
9th
6.1%
7th
8.9%
Eliminated
(week 5)
Gifty Louise 7th
6.6%
8th
6.4%
7th
7.9%
8th
6.6%
Eliminated
(week 4)
Relley C 6th
7.8%
7th
6.6%
9th
6.2%
Eliminated
(week 3)
Freddy Parker 10th
3.4%
11th
4.5%
Eliminated
(week 2)
Brooks Way Ejected Withdrew
(week 2)
Bratavio 11th
2.6%
Eliminated
(week 1)
Lifeline Vote Winner Parker Lawrie Lawrie Lawrie Lavery None
Final Showdown Aalto,
Bratavio
Parker,
Aalto
Relley C,
4 Of Diamonds
Four of Diamonds,
Louise
Four of Diamonds,
Aalto
Lavery,
Lawrie
Lawrie,
Honey G
Honey G,
5 After Midnight
Terry,
Middlemas
No final showdown or judges’ votes;
results were based on public votes alone
Walsh’s vote
to eliminate
Aalto Parker Relley C Louise Aalto Lawrie Lawrie Honey G Middlemas
Osbourne’s vote
to eliminate
Bratavio Parker Four of Diamonds Louise Four of Diamonds Lavery Lawrie 5 After Midnight Middlemas
Scherzinger’s vote
to eliminate
Bratavio Aalto Relley C Louise Four of Diamonds Lavery Honey G Honey G Middlemas
Cowell’s vote
to eliminate
Bratavio Aalto Relley C Four of Diamonds Four of Diamonds Lawrie Lawrie Honey G Terry
Eliminated Bratavio
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Brooks Way
Withdrew
Freddy Parker
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Relley C
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Gifty Louise
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Four of Diamonds
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Sam Lavery
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Ryan Lawrie
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Honey G
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Emily Middlemas
3 of 4 votes
Majority
5 After Midnight
31.3%
to save
Saara Aalto
40.1%
to win

  • In the Sunday Final, 5 After Midnight received 11.1% of the public vote despite being eliminated already.

Ratings

Episode Air date Duration (minutes) Share (%) Official ITV rating Official ITV HD rating Total viewers
(millions)
Weekly rank
Auditions 1 27 August 90 34.0 6.34 1.55 7.89 2
Auditions 2 28 August 60 31.0 5.95 1.36 7.32 4
Auditions 3 3 September 60 39.0 7.46 2.06 9.52 3
Auditions 4 4 September 60 33.1 6.90 1.76 8.66 4
Auditions 5 10 September 60 35.7 6.59 1.77 8.36
Auditions 6 11 September 60 32.5 6.58 1.57 8.15
Auditions 7 17 September 60 39.3
Bootcamp 18 September 90 31.1
Six Chair Challenge 1 24 September 110 7.1
Six Chair Challenge 2 25 September 120
Judges’ Houses 1 1 October 110 6.8
Judges’ Houses 2 2 October 90
Live Show 1 8 October 120
Results Show 1 9 October 60
Live show 2 5 October 120 5.22 6.68 7.07 16
Live results 2 16 October 60 5.67 7.07 7.38 11
Live show 3 22 October 110 5.43 6.90 7.21 20
Live results 3 23 October 60 5.48 7.03 7.27 19
Live show 4 29 October 110 5.09 6.74 7.08 15
Live results 4 30 October 60 5.15 6.69 6.99 22
Live show 5 5 November 100 5.00 6.42 6.83 18
Live results 5 6 November 60 5.18 6.87 7.17 14
Live show 6 12 November 90
Live results 6 13 November 60
Live show 7 19 November 85
Live results 7 20 November 60
Live show 8 26 November 110
Live results 8 27 November 60
Live semi final 3 December 90
Live results 9 4 December 60
Live final 10 December 125
Live final results 11 December 125

criticism and controversies

Brooks Way withdrawal
Just hours before the first live appearance, couple Brooks Way, consisting of twin brothers Kyle and Josh Brooks, were suspended from the contest, over allegations that Josh had been violent with his ex-girlfriend Amelia Clark, allegedly breaking her nose and kicking her in the confront during a New Year Eve party earlier in the class. It was reported throughout the weekend that Josh was regularly beating up Kyle. Kyle and Clark came to Josh ‘s department of defense, saying respectively that the allegations were fake and that they were written by a ally and fan who chose to exploit from the show. During the broadcast, presenter Dermot O’Leary acknowledged the brothers absence stating that it is due to “ circumstances that have arisen ”. The following Monday, they released a affirmation saying that they were withdrawing from the competition, from “ common accept ” with the producers, whilst denying the “ false allegations ” and saying that “ truth always wins ”. They were replaced by girl group, 4 Of Diamonds. Claims of fixing
The show ‘s producers were forced to deny that the competition was fixed when a cabaret, Kittys & Kandy, in Kirkcaldy, posted on Facebook that Honey G would be performing there on 10 December 2016, the same night as the show ‘s concluding. The post was deleted and the venue said they had secured the date in case Honey G was eliminated before that date, but a spokesperson for the testify said, “ This floor is not true and there is no foundation to any cook claims. The golf club was mistaken in their post that she would be there on 10 December and the post has since been removed. several viewers suspected that the jukebox wheel was rigged after it selected “ Fright Night ” for the theme for workweek 4, two days before Halloween. O’Leary insisted the bicycle was not rigged, calling it “ the most vestigial hamster wheel you ‘ve ever seen in your life ”. Scherzinger besides said she thought it was not fixed because, “ I ca n’t pick my songs until we know what [ theme ] we ‘re doing—and the producers are n’t picking anything ampere well. ” dissenter Emily Middlemas said of the rack : “ It ‘s not computerised, it ‘s an antique wheel. We can see it at the side and there ‘s no-one else around apart from Dermot [ O’Leary ] pulling the wheel. We do it at rehearsals and it lands on something unlike each time. All of the producers knew people would say it was fixed. [ But ] we know how it works ”. The show was hit by another fixing claim during the Week 5 results show when viewers found themselves ineffective to vote via the mobile app to save one of the acts in the Bottom 3. however, the trouble was not addressed by Dermot O’Leary who announced that Sam Lavery was condom. Voting
At the begin of the third base know show, O’Leary announced that the vote lines were unfold for all contestants before they had performed, rather of after they performed as it had been in the first two live shows. Isobel Mohan from The Daily Telegraph claimed this was unfair and gave an advantage to those performing first and turned it into a popularity contest rather of a endowment show. As the live shows got under manner, a lifeline vote was introduced to save one act who landed in the Bottom 3. vote was done via the mobile app but on November 6 several viewers complained on Twitter after the app crashed. On 12 November it was announced that it would be scrapped with the two acts who received the lowest come of votes facing the spill the beans off. Gifty Louise
During the one-third live results show, when O’Leary was announced who was through to the fourth workweek, Gifty Louise was heard swearing off blind as chap dissenter Sam Lavery was announced as the first act safe. A spokesperson said : “ We ‘ve had five complaints about this. We will assess these complaints before deciding whether to investigate or not. ” The show was finally cleared in cattiness of the trespass of one of its broadcasting codes. Honey G record deal During the first night of the final examination, Honey G returned to the stage to perform a mashup and announced that she had been signed to Syco Music. This was met with controversy since a winner had not even been crowned .

team Rankings

1. Over 25s ( mentored by Sharon Osbourne )
2. Boys ( mentored by Nicole Scherzinger )
3. Girls ( mentored by Simon Cowell )

4. Groups ( mentored by Louis Walsh )

triviality

  • As of the semi final, this is the first series where every finalist appeared in the sing off.
  • This is the first series where the finalist who topped the vote on the first night of the final did not go on to win the series.
  • This is the first series where only the winner performed the winner’s single after they had won. In past years, both the winning act and the runner-up performed their potential winner’s single.
  • This is the only series where the final four acts won the public vote throughout the live shows.
  • This is the first series where every judge had their highest-placing act in the final four and semi-final.
  • The final was the least-watched to date with only 7 million viewers tuning in.
  • This is the only UK series where Walsh has an act in the final while Cowell doesn’t.

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