Contestant Profile
Hometown Watford, Hertforshire, England
Category Groups
Mentor Simon Cowell
Placement Winners (1/16)

Rak-Su are an english RnB/Hip hop boyband consisting of friends Ashley Fongo, Jamaal Shurland, Mustafa Rahimtulla and Myles Stephenson from Watford, Hertfordshire who won Series 14 of The X Factor, being mentored by Simon Cowell in the Groups class. due to the eliminations of Jack and Joel, Sean & Conor Price and The CutKelvins, they were last act remaining in their class. They were crowned the winners defeating Grace Davies who was share of the Girls category mentored by Sharon Osbourne.

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They were the second gear group and first gear male group to win the original series .

The X Factor

The four friends auditioned for the judges performing an original birdcall and received four yeses. After sailing past Bootcamp and the Six Chair Challenge as partially of the Groups category mentored by Simon Cowell, they made it to Judges ‘ Houses and he selected them for his circus tent 3 for the alive shows.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition Free choice “I’m Feeling You” Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Group performance “24K Magic” Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Solo performance “Knock, Knock” Advanced
Six Chair Challenge Free Choice “Change Your Mind” Advanced
Judges’ Houses Free Choice “Palm Tree” Advanced
Week 1 Express Yourself “Mamacita” Safe (1st)
Week 2 Viva Latino “Dimelo” Safe (1st)
Week 3 George Michael “Faith” Safe (2nd)
Week 4 Crazy In Love “Mona Lisa” Safe (1st)
Week 5: Semi-final Cool Britannia “Flowers” Safe (1st)
Get Me to the Final “I’m Feeling You” Safe (1st)
Week 6: Final No Theme “Mamacita” Safe (1st)
Celebrity Duets/Winner’s Single “Dimelo” (with Naughty Boy & Wyclef Jean)
Song to Win “Touché” Winner
Song of the Series “Mona Lisa”

Post The X Factor

Following their win, their collaboration was released and entered the irish charts at # 36. It entered the UK charts at # 2, being denied the top spot by Ed Sheeran. however, it was highest-placing first workweek introduction for a winning act from the master serial since Series 11 achiever Ben Haenow entered the UK charts at # 1 with his achiever ‘s single in 2014 but in terms of beginning week sales the second lowest selling winner ‘s single beat Louisa Johnson ‘s achiever ‘s single. In February 2018, they joined their colleague Top 6 finalists and wildcard act Sean & Conor Price on the X Factor 2018 Live Tour. In a newly-introduced braid on the enlistment where the audience could vote for who they thought was the best-performing dissemble each nox they topped the vote at the Manchester concert american samoa well as the following three dates. They supported Little Mix on their “ Summer Hits ” Arena tour of 2018 before releasing promo song “ Pyro Ting ” with the DJs Banx and Ranx, which did n’t chart. Their inaugural proper song is “ I Want you to Freak ”, produced by the same people. It initially failed to make the top 40 despite good sales, but climbed to 39th after being the foremost guest performance of the subsequent series, and with clear 20 sales.

In November 2018, it was announced that they had parted ways with Syco Music and signed to sister label RCA Records, along with 2011 winners fiddling Mix .



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