X Factor 2017 auditions: The best performances from Week 1

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The X Factor 2017 auditions hit our screens for the first time at the weekend and they were an assorted lot.

From a woman who stripped while singing Ed Sheeran to a beatboxing duo, the opening double bill on Saturday and Sunday had it all.

And with just one of the 17 contestants getting a no, the first batch of contestants on this year’s series proved arguably X Factor’s most talented ever.

Here we rank the top four auditions from the first week, based on online hits and shares since Sunday night – and the girls are in charge.

Grace Davies

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


Kayleigh Taylor

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 was keen for a karaoke date with Simon Cowell and impressed him with her cover of Evanescence’s My Immortal.


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 performed Alicia Keys’ If I Ain’t Got You and proved she was ready for the competition.


Shanaya Atkinson-Jones

19-year-old Shanaya Atkinson is from County Durham, where she lives with her mum and dad. Shanaya confided in the judges about her rough start in life before leaving the panel in tears with A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s Say Something.


Who was your favourite on The X Factor 2017 from the first week? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @tellymix!

The X Factor 2017 continues Saturday and Sunday night on ITV at 8PM.

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