Series 14 of The X Factor premiered on September 2, 2017 and concluded on December 3, 2017 on ITV. This is the first series to be sponsored by Just Eat after being sponsored by TalkTalk for about eight years. It was won by R & B/Hip hop boy dance band Rak-Su, who became the second group after 2011 champions little Mix and the inaugural son band to win the original serial. Grace Davies finished as runner-up .

production

anterior to the Series 13 final examination, Louis Walsh revealed that he had signed on to be a evaluate for a far two years. It has besides been reported that Sharon Osbourne will be returning. Nicole Scherzinger besides hinted on her Instagram page that she may return to the pronounce panel although in March 2017 it was reported that she may not be returning in order to focus on her music career. however, a calendar month former it was reported that both she and Sharon Osbourne would be returning along with Simon Cowell meaning that the panel would be the same from the previous year for the third time, the first in 2004-06, and the second in 2008-10. On January 19, 2017, it was announced that ITV had decided to scrap aftershow The Xtra Factor. Rylan Clark-Neal announced on chitter that he would not be returning to do it for a second class, apparently confirming that it had indeed been cancelled.

A week former, it was confirmed that Dermot O’Leary would be returning to host the show for its 14th year, marking his tenth year as a presenter. In June 2017, it was revealed that the judge panel will remain the same as Series 13. On June 23, 2017 it was revealed that Nicole Scherzinger would n’t be able to make the first day of Manchester auditions due to anterior commitments and as such was replaced with Britain’s Got Talent evaluator Alesha Dixon for the first day of the auditions, with Scherzinger returning for the perch of the auditions. Dixon besides stood in for Osbourne at the Edinburgh auditions five days late due to the latter having a long-standing back injury. The day before the first populate picture, it was reported that Simon Cowell had been taken to hospital after falling down the stairs at his home plate. due to this, he was lacking from the foremost survive show with the remaining judges going ahead as normal. Guest pronounce Alesha Dixon, who had filled in for both Scherzinger an Osbourne during the auditions, joined the panel for the second exist show in seat of Simon, who once again was n’t able to be in attendance .

Judges

Twists/Changes

Age limit: The minimal senesce limit was reduced to 14 years old. This previously happened in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2014. additionally the class age limit was raised from 25 to 28 which intend for soloists, aged 25-27 were transferred to the Boys and Girls categories. Auditions: Simon confirmed during the film of bootcamp that the auditionees would be allowed to perform original songs. This previously happened during Series 9 and there were more audition episodes than previous series. Six Chair Challenge: In a deepen to previous years where each evaluator critiqued each early ‘s category together, the judges faced their class alone on the sidelines while the other judges sat at the judges ‘ table offering their criticism. Live Shows: Acts were sent home on both Saturday and Sunday, as “ long-winded ” Saturday nights received lower viewing figures than Sunday. Simon formally confirmed the reduction in live shows in late August 2017. The group performance was besides abolished. Theme Weeks:  In August 2017, it was reported that the composition jukebox writhe that was introduced in Series 13 had been scrapped. The live shows saw the return of the subject weeks of previous years with updated song choices. In a series first, many of the finalists were permitted to perform their own songs. Wildcards: On October 18, the ITV Press Center confirmed that following this segment the public would get to vote for a wildcard for each class from the remaining contestants who did not make it to the live shows. This gave a entire of 16 acts for the know shows. Sing-Off: In a deepen to previous years, for the beginning four weeks there was no sing-off between the two acts who polled the lowest public votes. rather, the acts that polled the lowest sum of public votes were mechanically eliminated and those who topped the populace vote on both nights went tete-a-tete in a sing-off with the winner winning a prize. Winner’s Single: During the final examination, it was announced that this class ‘s winner ‘s individual would be the fame duet between the finalist and whoever they duetted with .

Finalists

choice process

Auditions

See: List of The X Factor UK auditionees (series 14) Although initially reported that returnees would be banned, Anthony Russell, who previously auditioned in 2007, returned to hearing ; he late withdrew from competing. other returnees included Aidan Martin who beginning auditioned in 2007 and made it to Bootcamp, Tracy Leanne Jefford who first auditioned in 2006, making it to Bootcamp, and Nicole Simpson who reached bootcamp in 2011 ; she withdrew before the Six Chair Challenge took stead. Leon Mallett, who auditioned as separate of a couple with his brother Alex, previously auditioned for the read during in 2014 as region of the boyband Fifth Street, who were eliminated at Bootcamp .

Bootcamp

See: Bootcamp (UK series 14)

This took place from July 21 to 23 at the SSE Arena, Wembley in presence of a live hearing. After everyone had performed it was besides revealed that Simon Cowell would be mentoring the Groups, Nicole Scherzinger would be mentoring the Overs and Louis Walsh would be mentoring the Boys .

Six Chair Challenge

See: Six Chair Challenge (UK series 14) This took place from July 26 to 28 at the SSE Arena, Wembley .

Summary of six chair challenge
Judge Category Chairs
1 2 3 4 5 6
Cowell Groups Jack & Joel Rak-Su The CutKelvins Sean & Conor Lemonade New Girlband
Scherzinger Over 27s Matt Linnen Tracyleanne Jefford Talia Dean Slavko Kevin Davy White Berget Lewis
Osbourne Girls Deanna Mussington Grace Davies Holly Tandy Rai-Elle Williams Georgina Panton Alisah Bonaobra
Walsh Boys Lloyd Macey Spencer Sutherland Leon Mallett Aidan Martin Anthony Russell* Jack Mason
  • Although put through to Judges’ Houses, it was confirmed that Anthony Russell had withdrawn due to “personal reasons”. His replacement was announced as Sam Black, who was originally eliminated during Bootcamp

Judges ‘ Houses

See: Judges’ Houses (UK series 14) Filming for judges ‘ houses took place in late August and early/mid September. On October 18, the ITV Press Center confirmed that there would be a choice of four wildcards, selected from the three finalists from each category who did not in the first place make it to the survive shows. It was besides announced that the public would get to vote for each wildcard and that their first performance would be in the second week of the live shows. Anthony Russell was originally selected for Judges ‘ Houses as depart of the Boys category mentored by Louis Walsh, but dropped out due to “ personal reasons ”. Soon after, his surrogate was announced as Sam Black, who had in the first place been eliminated at Bootcamp .

Summary of judges’ houses
Judge Category Location Guest mentor(s) Acts eliminated Wildcard
Cowell Groups Nice, France Cheryl New Girl Group, Jack and Joel, Lemonade Jack and Joel
Osbourne Girls San Francisco Jack and Kelly Osbourne Deanna Mussington, Georgina Panton, Alisah Bonaobra Alisah Bonaobra
Scherzinger Over 27s Johannesburg, South Africa Stormzy Talia Dean, Slavko, Berget Lewis Talia Dean
Walsh Boys Istanbul, Turkey Mika Jack Mason, Leon Mallett, Aiden Martin Leon Mallett

survive Shows

Results compendious

Weekly results per act
Week 1 2 3 Quarter-Final Semi-Final final
Eliminated Spencersutherlandmini.png Taliadeanmini.png Leonmallettmini.png Tracyleannejeffordmini.png Jackandjoelmini.png Alisahbonaobramini.png Samblackmini.png Seanandconormini.png Raiellewilliamsmini.png Hollytandymini.png Mattlinnenmini.png Thecutkelvinsmini.png Lloydmaceymini.png Kevindavywhitemini.png Gracedaviesmini.png Raksumini.png
Rak-Su N/A 1st
22.2%
1st
32.3%
N/A 2nd
25.7%
N/A 1st
36.7%
N/A 1st
26.1%
1st
27.3%
1st
41.7%
Winner
51.7%*
Grace Davies 1st
21.9%
N/A N/A 2nd
18.5%
N/A 2nd
20.1%
N/A 1st
26.1%
4th
17.2%
2nd
26.0%
2nd
35.4%
Runner-Up
40.1%*
Kevin Davy White N/A 4th
11.1%
1st
21.9%
1st
25.8%
N/A 3rd
21.4%
2nd
19.5%
3rd
18.9%
3rd
22.9%
Eliminated
(final)
Lloyd Macey 3rd
15.0%
N/A 3rd
14.4%
N/A N/A 1st
26.4%
2nd
22.8%
N/A 3rd
19.2%
4th
18.2%
Eliminated
(semi-final)
The Cutkelvins N/A 2nd
17.3%
2nd
15.1%
4th
13.5%
N/A 3rd
18.9%
5th
10.1%
5th
9.6%
Matt Linnen 3rd
11.9%
N/A 5th
13.6%
3rd
14.1%
N/A 2nd
22.5%
6th
7.9%
Eliminated
(semi-final)
Holly Tandy 2nd
15.9%
N/A 3rd
15.4%
N/A 3rd
19.7%
4th
16.1%
Eliminated
(quarter-final)
Rai-Elle Williams 5th
11.5%
4th
14.3%
4th
14.3%
5th
13.9%
Sean & Conor Price N/A 5th
10.6%
5th
10.6%
N/A 5th
11.2%
N/A 4th
15.4%
Eliminated
(quarter-final)
Sam Black 7th
8.5%
N/A 4th
12.5%
N/A 5th
11.2%
5th
6.2%
Alisah Bonaobra 4th
11.8%
N/A 6th
9.5%
6th
6.3%
Eliminated
(week 3)
Jack & Joel N/A 7th
9.2%
6th
6.2%
N/A 6th
9.7%
Eliminated
(week 3)
Tracyleanne Jefford 6th
10.3%
N/A 7th
6.8%
Eliminated
(week 2)
Leon Mallett 6th
9.3%
N/A 7th
6.5%
Eliminated
(week 2)
Talia Dean N/A 8th
7.4%
Eliminated
(week 1)
Spencer Sutherland 8th
6.1%
Eliminated
(week 1)
Prize Fight Davies,
Rak-Su
Rak-Su,
White
Macey,
White
Davies,
Rak-Su
No Prize Fight
Winner Davies White Macey Rak-Su
Eliminated Spencer Sutherland
6.1%
to save
Talia Dean
7.4%
to save
Leon Mallett
6.5%
to save
Tracyleanne Jefford
6.8%
to save
Jack and Joel
9.7%
to save
Alisha Bonaobra
8.3%
to save
Sam Black
6.2%
to save
Sean and Conor Price
15.4%
to save
Rai-Elle Williams
13.9%
to save
Holly Tandy
16.1%
to save
Matt Linnen
7.9%
to save
The Cutkelvins
9.6%
to save
Lloyd Macey
18.2%
to save
Kevin Davy White
22.9%
to save
Grace Davies
40.1%
to win
  • In the Sunday Final, Kevin Davy White received 8.2% of the public vote despite being eliminated already.

Ratings

Episode Air date Duration Official rating (millions) Official rating (millions incl. HD) Official rating (millions incl. HD +1) Weekly rank
Auditions 1 2 September 90 5.76 7.38 7.92 5
Auditions 2 3 September 60 5.73 7.46 8.04 4
Auditions 3 9 September 75 5.15 6.60 7.23 10
Auditions 4 10 September 60 5.52 7.10 7.57 4
Auditions 5 16 September 75 5.66 7.38 7.68 7
Auditions 6 17 September 60 5.28 7.60 7.33 10
Auditions 7 23 September 75 4.42 5.83 6.31 17
Auditions 8 24 September 60 5.32 6.95 7.24 9
Bootcamp 1 30 September 90 4.82 6.24 6.66 15
Bootcamp 2 1 October 90 4.58 5.98 6.20 16
Bootcamp 3 7 October 120 4.80 5.75 6.09 16
Six-Chair Challenge 1 8 October 90 5.70 6.83 7.20 9
Six-Chair Challenge 2 14 October 120 5.01 6.56 6.95 14
Six-Chair Challenge 3 15 October 120 4.43 6.12 6.52 17
Judges’ Houses 1 21 October 120 5.14 6.79 7.09 13
Judges’ Houses 2 22 October 120 4.28 5.71 6.09 16
Live Shows 1 28 October 120 4.64 6.30 6.48 14
Live Shows 2 29 October 120 3.70 5.14 5.50 15
Live Shows 3 4 November 105
Live Shows 4 5 November 115
Live Shows 5 11 November 90
Live Shows 6 12 November 90
Live Shows 7 18 November
Live Shows 8 19 November
Semi Final 1 25 November
Semi Final 2 26 November
Final 1 2 December
Final 2 3 December

team Rankings

1. Groups ( mentored by Simon Cowell )

2. Girls ( mentored by Sharon Osbourne )
3. Over 28s ( mentored by Nicole Scherzinger )
4. Boys ( mentored by Louis Walsh )

trivium

  • This is the second time in its run that the show has premiered in September rather than August as its first series premiered in September 2004.
  • This is the only series where the Groups category is the strongest category.
  • This is the only series where the Boys category is the weakest category.
    • This is also the only series where an act from the Boys category doesn’t make the top 3.
      • This is also the first series since Series 1 that doesn’t feature an act from the Boys category in the final.
  • This is the third series to feature an original song as the winner’s single, following Series 2 and Series 13.
  • The finale was watched by just over 5.2 million viewers, making it the least-watched finale in the original series’ history.
  • This was the final series to feature Sharon Osbourne on The X Factor UK. She was the first original judge to not appear in any future series.
  • This was the only series that there was no final showdowns or judges votes with the bottom 2. Instead the act with the lowest number of votes in each live show was eliminated.
  • Walsh was the only judge that year to be present in every part of every stage, as Scherzinger, Cowell and Osbourne all had to be replaced by Alesha Dixon at some point in the competition (because the former weren’t able to attend it).

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