X Factor 2017 spoilers! Meet tonight's first contestants

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The X Factor 2017 kicks off on ITV tonight and here’s a first look at all the contestants.

This evening sees the opening bumper episode on ITV from 8PM with 11 brand new acts hoping for at least three yeses from the judges.

Back behind the judges’ desk this year are Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh in an unchanged lined up.

Meanwhile, host Dermot O’Leary is on hand to guide us through the auditions.

Tonight it all begins in the judges’ rooms where the contestants sing just feet in front of the panel for a place in bootcamp…

x factor auditions wk 1 2017

Meet the sure to be talented, wacky and wonderful lot below…

Ashley, Miles, Jamal and Mustafa make up Rak-Su who are a boyband and best friends from Watford. The pair have been friends since school and so know each other really well. They start their audition with Justin Timberlake’s– Señorita before showcasing original song I’m Feeling You. As well as auditioning, the group are super excited to meet one judge in particular…

27 year-old Sam Black is a plasterer from Liverpool who also loves singing. He didn’t apply for the show himself but rather was put forward by his girlfriend and mum to his newborn baby. In the audition room, Sam sings Dion’s Runaround Sue.

27 year-old Liverpudlian Kayleigh Taylor used to work in a chip shop before starting to sing five years ago. The mum of three little girls is keen for a karaoke date with Simon Cowell and hopes her cover of Evanescence’s My Immortal will impress him.

36 year-old personal trainer from Liverpool Jo-Ann Mason has been singing since she was a toddler and thinks she’s “match fit”. Keen to impress Simon Cowell in particular, Jo-Anne sings Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares

23 year-old primary school teacher Jack Smith from Oxfordshire sings Outkast’s Hey Ya for the judges in the audition room.

21 year-old shop assistant from Ireland, Rwanda Shaw belts out Florence and The Machine’s You Got The Love for the judges as she tries to make bootcamp.

27 year-old singer Anthony Russell is from Liverpool and very proud of it. The train track worker, who recently lost his job, is after something more in life. Hoping to represent the underdogs, Anthony sings Julia Michaels’ Issues to kick off his 2017 X Factor journey.

34 year-old personal trainer from Brazil Elisangela Mahogany shocks the judges with her rather unique take on Ed Sheeran hit Shape Of You.

Jack (22) and Joel (22) are a singing duo (but not a couple) from London who met while studying at Oxford University. They sing a Ed Sheeran Medley for the judges.

Holly Tandy
Holly Tandy

15 year-old pub singer from Barnsley Holly Tandy is one of this year’s youngest contestants, benefiting from the lower 14-year age limit. She sings Alicia Keys’ If I Ain’t Got You but is she ready for the competition?

20 year-old singer-songwriter Grace Davies from Blackburn currently spends her day packing CDs as a warehouse assistant. Grace tells Dermot O’Leary she’s “ready-ish” for her audition as she faces the judges with an original song called Roots.

The X Factor 2017 begins on ITV tonight at 8PM with the first auditions.

The try outs continue at 8PM on Sunday night.

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