X Factor 2016 finalists: Meet the contestants in the live shows

Who's in The X Factor live shows?

The X Factor 2016 finalists have been confirmed! Meet the final contestants who are in the live shows on The X Factor UK this year below...

Sam Lavery


From: Durham

Age: 17

Audition song: Explosions - Ellie Goulding

Mentor: Simon Cowell (Girls)

Samantha has been singing for the past six years, but has only been taking it seriously for the last two years.

Her granddad is her No.1 fan, as well as her biggest inspiration as he used to be a singer but gave up music to look after his family.

She always wanted to audition for The X Factor and this is the first year that she’s been old enough to apply. During her room audition Louis said Samantha ‘ticks every single box’.

The X Factor 2016 live shows air Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV

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