X Factor 2018 finalists: Who’s in the live shows revealed

Who's in The X Factor live shows? Final 16 contestants

The first X Factor 2018 finalists who are in the live shows this year have been confirmed.

This year’s series a total of eight arena audition shows before moving straight onto the Six Chair Challenge.

Held at Wembley Arena, the Six Chair Challenge saw the 60 or so acts in the four categories cut down to just 24 as the mentors took control for the first time this year and decided on their top contestants.

Things then moved onto the judges’ houses stage where each mentor picked FOUR acts to put through to the live shows.

Things started with Simon Cowell and the Girls. Simon took the girls to Malibu with some 50 guests from the music business including Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Diane Warren and Ryan Seacrest.

We then moved on to Robbie Williams and the Overs in LA, with guest judge David Walliams, before flying to Ibiza with Louis Tomlinson and the Groups, joined by Liam Payne and Nile Rodgers. It was then back to LA with Ayda Williams, Leona Lewis and Adam Lambert with the Overs.

X Factor 2018 finalists

Girls – mentored by Simon

X Factor 2018 Simon's girls
X Factor 2018 Simon’s girls

Shan – 25 year old session singer.
Bella Penfold – 19 year old hotel singer from Essex.
Molly Scott – 16 year old student.
Scarlett Lee – 20 year old make up artist.


Groups – mentored by Robbie

Robbie and The Groups.
Robbie and The Groups.

LMA Choir – 18 – 40 year olds from Liverpool
A STAR – 14-year-old Aaliyah and 15 year old Acacia K students
Misunderstood – 25 & 27 year old singers from London
VIBE 5 – 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


Overs – mentored by Ayda

The Overs and Ayda.
The Overs and Ayda.

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

The Boys and Louis Tomlinson.
The Boys and Louis Tomlinson.

Brendan Murray – 21 year old plumber from Ireland.
Dalton Andre Harris – 24 year old singer from Jamaica.
Anthony Russell – 28 year old labourer.
Armstrong Martins – 23 year old youth worker.


The X Factor 2018 live shows begin at 8:25PM on Saturday, October 20 and at 8PM on Sunday, October 21.

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