The X Factor: Celebrity spoilers - meet tonight's contestants!

Celebrity The X Factor 2019 line up and songs - October 19

Megan McKenna.

Here's a spoiler-filled preview of tonight's second episode of The X Factor: Celebrity.

The X Factor continues for 2019 tonight with a brand new look.

Well-known faces from the world of music, film, sport, television and social media with dreams of becoming superstar singers will fight for the chance to be crowned The X Factor 2019 Champion in The X Factor: Celebrity.

Tonight sees the competition continue as another batch of celebrity hopefuls leave their comfort zones at the door as they battle it out in LA in a bid to make the live shows where they stand the chance of winning a life changing record deal.

In order to make the cut, they'll first need to impress this year's X Factor judges: Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh.

The X Factor: Celebrity begins tonight (Saturday, October 19) at 8:30PM on ITV.

Here's tonight's next line up of contestants...

The X Factor: Celebrity spoilers!

V5

V5
V5 [Wendii Sarmiento, Sofia Oliveira, Alondra Martinez, Natalie Valerin and Laura Buitrago].

A five piece group made up of social media 'influencers' Sofia Oliveira, Alondra Martinez, Laura Buitrago , Natalie Valerin and Wendii.

Sofia says: "Since I was very young I always loved to sing! My mother used to put a headphone on her belly when she was pregnant. I was born loving music and said I wanted to be a singer when I was five years old.

Wendii adds: "I always had a passion for music ever since I was a little girl, but I started taking it more seriously at the age of 11 when I did my rst stage performance at a show called “La Voz Kids” from there on out I knew for sure I wanted to be an artist."

OLIVIA OLSON

Olivia Olson.
Olivia Olson.

Olivia is an actress and the child star of Love Actually

She says: "Recently, I’ve felt a little stuck in my career. I’ve done a lot that’s really honourable, that I’m proud of. But, it’s almost as if the recognition goes to the characters that I play and not a lot of people know me as a singer. Everyone remembers me as either the little girl from Love Actually, or one of the animated characters that I play for Disney or Cartoon Network.

"Let’s say you go on YouTube and you type in ‘Olivia Olson singing’. I might have ten thousand hits on my song. Then you type in ‘Marceline the Vampire Queen singing’ and it has three million. It’s really cool, that’s my voice, it has all those hits and so many people love it. But, I feel like I deserve a little bit of that love too.

"I don’t see any other opportunity like X Factor, where I could go and just put the face to the name and be like, “here I am, this is me” and really have a platform to sing and show that."

 

JONNY LABEY

Jonny Labey.
Jonny Labey.

Jonny is an actor best known for his role in EastEnders as Paul Coker

He says: "I’ve spent the last couple of years really trying to create content and create things, starting online channels. I’m from a musical, theatre background, so obviously dancing, acting and singing has always been in balance. I trained primarily as a dancer, but my first major job was acting in EastEnders, so I had that huge exposure.

"Then I did a show called Dance, Dance, Dance, that literally feels like a lifetime ago now. In order to pursue a career in singing, you have to really think about who you are as an artist. I hadn’t really gotten to that stage yet. I come from a very musical family, my dad’s a singer."

MEGAN MCKENNA

Megan McKenna
Megan McKenna

Megan is a reality TV personality who has appeared on TOWIE and Big Brother.

She says: "Do you know what? When I found out about the X Factor was doing a celebrity version, I was a bit like, 'Wow! Could this be my time?'

"Wow, it’s a big deal because I just think Simon could say one thing and it can make people change their mind about you, you know? I think a lot of people listen to Simon’s opinions, but I really respect Simon. I always have. I would love to work with him. I just hope he likes my music."

 

VICTORIA EKANOYE

Victoria Ekanoye
Victoria Ekanoye

Victoria is a Coronation Street star who played Angie Appleton

She says: "Music was always my first love. It was my dream as a kid! I’ve been singing forever, since maybe four, five years old. I was lucky enough to be a part of the Lion King in the West End; which was incredible and really life changing.

"After Lion King I did a tour with a Blues Brother show around Europe and the US. That was actually my first time to America and we toured 22 states, so it completely blew my mind."

 

RICKI LAKE

Ricki Lake.

Ricki is an American actress and chat show host

On signing up, Ricki says: "I’ve had a 30 plus year career where I’ve gotten to do so many different things. I get to prove myself in different ways, reinvent myself and I’m all about that, especially now that I’m 50. Why not? My show was hugely popular, unbeknownst to me, it was really a big surprise that my old talk show caught on as well as it did in the UK.

"It’s great to be able to come back and see my audience that have grown up with me and to come back in a new light, I feel like I will be welcomed and I’m really excited to come back."

 

The X Factor: Celebrity begins tonight (Saturday, October 19) at 8:30PM on ITV.

As well as watching on TV, you'll be able to watch episodes online and catch up via the ITV Hub.

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