X Factor 2013 final 24 revealed! Meet the judges' houses contestants

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The X Factor 2013 judges' houses contestants have been revealed, as the final 24 acts were confirmed.

Over the past two days at bootcamp, we've seen the judges whittle down the 100 or so successful auditionees down to just six in each of the four categories.

Next weekend each judge will have to pick only three to progress through to the live shows which start later in October.

For now, meet The X Factor 2013 final 24 below...


SAM CALLAHAN - 19 year old bar man from Essex. [Iris – GooGoo Dolls]

PAUL AKISTER – 24 year old pub and club singer from Manchester. [I’d Rather go Blind – Etta James]

RYAN MATHIE- 18 year old from Hull is currently training to be a mechanic and working for the council. [Wake me Up – Avicii]

LUKE FRIEND - 17 year old student from Devon. [Alone – Heart]

GILES POTTER - 16 year old student from Worcester. [I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz]

NICHOLAS MCDONALD - 16 year old student from Motherwell. [I won't give up - Jason Mraz]



BRICK CITY – Yasmin 23, James 24, Duane 28 and Anton 27 from London. [Like a Prayer – Madonna]

ROUGH COPY - Sterling 28, Kaz 24 and Joe 26 are from London. Unfortunately there were visa issues with Kaz meaning if they made it through to Judges Houses he wouldn’t be able to go. Therefore they are now a duo. [Stop crying your heart out – Oasis]

KINGSLAND - Josh, Matt, Connor, Thompson and Jay [19-24] work part time in a bar and all live together in East London. [For Once in my Life – Stevie Wonder]

XYRA – Laura, Amy, Nadina, Beth and Sasha aged between 17-23 work in promotions and live around London. [Billie Jean – Michael Jackson]

CODE 4 – Mark 24, Jordan 17, Ryan 21 and Jermaine 25. [Wake Me Up – Avicii]

NEW GIRL BAND – Newly formed band originally auditioned separately, SeSe as part of the band Dynamix, and Jeanette and Rielle in the girls’ category. The judges saw something in each of them and thought that they were too talented to let go from the competition so put them together at the end of Bootcamp. [Diamonds- Rihanna]



SAM BAILEY - 36 year old Prison Officer from Leicestershire. [Clown – Emeli Sande]

JOSEPH WHELAN - 27 year old part time singer and builder from Wolverhampton. Joseph entered the competition last year and was devastated when he lost his place in the competition at Bootcamp. [Iris – GooGoo Dolls]

SHELLEY SMITH – 34 year old single mum and white van driver from Devon. [Respect – Aretha Franklin]

ANDREA MAGEE- 28 year old part-time music teacher for children with special needs from Maidstone. [River Deep, Mountain High – Tina Tuner]

LORNA SIMPSON- 26 year old, currently unemployed from London. [Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston]

ZOE DEVLIN - 28 year old waitress and single mum from London. [You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker]



TAMERA FOSTER - 16 year old school girl from Gravesend in Kent. Originally auditioned in group Silver Rock. Tamera forgot her words at her arena audition but managed to win the judges over. [Stay – Rihanna]

RELLEY CLARKE - 23 year old hotel housekeeper from Birmingham. Relley wowed the judges in the room audition but didn’t impress them at the arena, they gave her one more chance as they saw something in her. [Respect- Aretha Franklin]

JADE RICHARDS - 23 year old currently unemployed from Fife, Scotland. Third time auditioning, two years ago she made it to the judges’ houses with Kelly Rowland. [Clown –Emeli Sande] GETS A SEAT

HANNAH BARRETT - 17 year old from South London. Is a student and works part time Gregg’s. [I’d Rather Go Blind – Etta James]

ABI ALTON – 19 year old Morrison’s sales assistant from Guisborough – near Middlesbrough. [I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston]

MELANIE MCCABE- 19 years old from Dublin, her fourth year auditioning for X Factor; in 2011 she was unsuccessful at Kelly Rowland’s judge’s house and got to boot camp last year. [The One That Got Away – Katy Perry]

Browse pictures of the final 24 below...

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