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X Factor 2018 contestants: Meet the acts through to judges’ houses

X Factor 2018 finalists: The top 24

The top X Factor 2018 finalists are a step closer to being revealed with the contestants in judges’ houses confirmed.


We had a total of eight audition shows before the Six Chair Challenge kicked off last weekend.

Over a total of three episodes, the 60 or so acts in the four categories were cut down to just 24 as the mentors took control for the first time this year and decided on their top contestants.

Last Saturday and Sunday, Simon Cowell and Ayda Williams got things started with the Girls and Overs respectively, selecting their six acts for judges’ houses.

Louis Tomlinson also got his Six Chair Challenge underway with the Boys, which continued this weekend before Robbie Williams and the Groups finished things off.

This year saw a new twist – The Golden X – which each mentor could use once at the Six Chair Challenge. When pressed, that act went straight through to judges’ houses.

Here’s who’s through to judges’ houses on The X Factor 2018…


X Factor 2018 contestants

Girls – mentored by Simon

x factor 2018 top24 girls

25 year old session singer.

Bella Penfold – GOLDEN X
19 year old hotel singer from Essex.

Molly Scott
16 year old student.

Scarlett Lee
20 year old make up artist.

Maria Laroco
17 year old singer.

Georgia Burgess
20 year old in temporary recruitment.


Overs – mentored by Ayda

x factor 2018 top24 overs

Olatunji Yearwood
32 year old Soca performer and songwriter from Trinidad and Tobago.

Ricky John – GOLDEN X
36 year old carpenter.

Louise Setara
30 year old cleaner from Camberley.

Janice Robinson
50 year old songwriter.

Danny Tetley
37 year old bar singer from Benidorm

Giovanni Spano
33 year old West End performer


Boys – mentored by Louis

x factor top boys

Brendan Murray – GOLDEN X
21 year old plumber from Ireland.

Thomas Pound
20 year old cleaner from Bridgend.

25 year old singer from London.

Dalton Andre Harris
24 year old singer from Jamaica.

Anthony Russell
28 year old labourer.

Armstrong Martins
23 year old youth worker.


Groups – mentored by Robbie

x factor top 6 groups

LMA Choir
18 – 40 year olds from Liverpool

Sweet Sense
15-year-old Gaia Cauchi, 17-year-old Ellie Grant, 18-year-old twins Billie Tomo and Charlie Tomo and 15-year-old Kezia Povey.

14-year-old Aaliyah and 15 year old Acacia K students

25 & 27 year old singers from London

18-year-old Jon Guelas Burrell, 16-year-old Jack Tisdale, 16-year-old Blaise, 18-year-old Elliot Horne and 21-year-old Kieran Harrison

Panda Ross & Burgandy Williams
41 and 48 year olds from London.

Following the end of the six chair challenge, the six contestants left in each category will fly across the globe to sing for their mentor in a bid to get a spot in the LIVE SHOWS.

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The X Factor continues Sunday night with the first of the judges’ houses.

The live shows begin later this month.

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