X Factor star James Graham wins The Four in America


British X Factor star James Graham has won American reality talent show The Four.

James was a part of boy band Stereo Kicks on The X Factor in 2014.

The group, made up of eight members, finished fifth on the show. They released just one single, which charted at Number 31, before splitting up.

Earlier this year, James popped up on US TV, appearing in the second season of new singing reality show The Four: Battle For Stardom.

And in last night’s final, James took home the title.


He was previously eliminated half-way through the contest but made a comeback.

In the final, James performed Fix You by Coldplay and Hello by Adele to take the title.

As the winner, James receives a recording contract with Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, and named iHeartRadio’s “On the Verge” artist.

James’ win comes amid claims that ITV are eyeing up the show as a possible X Factor replacement.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: “ITV are hopeful X Factor’s new look will get big numbers but they are always looking for bright new shows.

“The Four has the same glitzy feel as The X Factor.”

Created by Israeli firm Armoza Formats, The Four features four contestants positioned in the studio on elaborate chairs.

Each week, new contestants audition, and if the judges approve, they then challenge one member of the four for their place.

Those remaining in the chairs at the grand finale then go head-to-head to win a recording contract.

The show is already a hit in the United States, where it airs on FOX under the name ‘The Four: Battle For Stardom’.

The American version has three superstar judges: Sean Combs (a.k.a. P Diddy), Meghan Trainor, and DJ Khaled and is hosted by Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie.

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