These are The X Factor’s most watched auditions EVER

As The X Factor returns for another year, here’s a look at the most watched try outs EVER so far.

And the top 5 may surprise you, with an interesting mix of performances from a variety of acts.


4th Impact

Despite only auditioning in 2015, pint size popstars 4th Impact (then 4th Power) rank first on the count down. Their powerful performance of Bang Bang has been seen almost 120 MILLION times in the past three years.


They didn’t get through the first round but Ablisa’s audition is the second most watched EVER with over 110 MILLION hits online. The pair’s try out descended into chaos as they insulted the judges – then assaulted one another.


James Arthur

The first of only two actual X Factor winners on our countdown, James Arthur performed then judge Tulisa’s Young for the panel at his audition, racking up 78 million views to date.


Josh Daniel

Josh Daniel made Simon Cowell CRY in The X Factor auditions back in 2015. Josh’s emotional cover of Jealous has been watched 75 million times to date, ranking as X Factor’s 4th most watched audition ever.


Louisa Johnson

2015 series winner Louisa Johnson rounds off the countdown, the third act from series 12 in the list. Her first audition – a cover of Who’s Loving You – has been watched 71 million times.


Will any of this year’s acts measure up?

We’ve just got to wait and see!

The X Factor will return to ITV on Saturday night at 8PM on ITV.

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