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X Factor 2018 spoilers! Meet tonight’s contestants at the auditions

The X Factor 2018 is back on ITV tonight (Saturday) with episode five: Here’s a first look at the latest contestants.


Earlier this month auditions kicked off for the 15th series.

Try outs continued last week with another batch of talented acts making it through to the next stage and now we’re at the halfway point of the first round.

This evening sees the arena auditions continue on ITV from 8PM with a whole host of brand new acts hoping to make it through to the next round.

Back behind the judges’ desk are Simon Cowell, Ayda Williams, Robbie Williams and Louis Tomlinson.

They’re joined by Dermot O’Leary who’s on hand to offer a supportive hug or high five to the contestants whether it’s a yes or no.

Acts need three or more yeses to make the judges’ deliberation round – but who will get through?


Meet tonight’s contestants on The X Factor 2018 below…

X Factor 2018 contestants

Richard Ryan
Opening tonight’s auditions is 25 year old Richard Ryan, an on call Firefighter from Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Joined by his number one fan backstage – Nanny Pat – Richard sings Darkness classic I Believe in a Thing Called Love for the judges.

Scott Wilkes
22 year old Scott Wilkes is a flower wholesaler from Birmingham. Describing himself as “quite the ladies’ man”, Scott is hoping for a superstar career. His first step on that journey is his audition with Billy Paul classic Me and Mrs Jones.

Giovanni Spano
Giovanni Spano is a 33 year old West End performer from Ruislip, London. Having been singing since the age of eight, Giovanni is ready to rock out and first performs The Spencer Davis Group’s Gimme Some Lovin’ before The Goo Goo Dolls’ Iris for the judges.

Armstrong Martins
Armstrong Martins is a 23 year old youth worker who surprises the judges with a truly unique cover of High School Musical classic Breaking Free.

LMA choir
The LMA choir is a vocal choir made up of student singers aged 19-40 and their teacher from Liverpool. They belt out This is Me from The Greatest Showman.

Georgia Burgess
20 year old Georgia Burgess from Birmingham is currently working in temporary recruitment. Hopeful of winning The X Factor, her first audition sees the youngster singing The Jackson 5’s Who’s Loving You.

Tom Richards
24 year old singer Tom Richards from South Wales previously auditioned for the show in 2010, alongside now judge Louis Tomlinson. Back eight years on after making it as far as judges’ houses, Tom sings James Bay’s Let It Go for the panel.

Ricky John
37 year old carpenter Ricky John from South West London touches the judges with his story of living homeless for eight years. Now with a new life, including a newborn baby, he sings Sam Cooke’s Change is Gunna Come for the panel.


Sephy Francisco
Sephy Francisco is a 27 year old call centre agent from the Philippines. She provides a very unique audition singing Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli duet The Prayer.

The X Factor 2018 airs Saturday night from 8:25PM on ITV.

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