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The X Factor

Created by Simon Cowell, The X Factor has been on British screens since 2004, and the reality singing competition has been exported around the globe. Its current judging panel comprises of Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - both of whom returned to the show in 2014 - Louis Walsh and new judge Mel B.

The Girls - mentored by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Lauren Platt
Chloe Jasmine - Eliminated in Week 2
Stephanie Nala - Eliminated in Week 2
Lola Saunders (Wild Card)

The Boys - mentored by Mel B

Jake Quickenden - Eliminated in Week 3
Paul Akister
Andrea Faustini
Jack Walton (Wild Card)

The Overs - mentored by Simon Cowell

Ben Haenow
Jay James
Fleur East
Stevi Ritchie (Wild Card)

The Groups - mentored by Louis Walsh

Only The Young
Blonde Electra - Eliminated in Week 1
Stereo Kicks
Overload Generation (Wild Card) - Eliminated in Week 1

The X Factor Top Story X Factor for Girlband vs Boyband week on November 8 Live Show After this week's Fright Night The X Factor gives us girl and boyband songs.
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