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'X Factor' Battle - JLS vs Shayne Ward: Have your say

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Can't wait another minute for that thumping intro music? Dying to see a bit of Dermot? Craving some Louis Walsh on a Saturday night?

It's less than a week now until the X Factor returns, but if you're so excited that you can't even wait that long, Reality Bites could well have the answer - our very own X Factor battles.

With a little help from you guys, we've picked out the 16 biggest names in the show's history (8 winners and 8 success stories) and we're going to pit them head-to-head to find out who is the greatest of all time.

Our first battle features a hit boyband from series five and the series two champ.

Shayne Ward (Series 2 Champion) vs JLS (Series 5 runners-up)
Shayne Ward leaving the ITV studios in London, England - 29.02.12

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JLS attend the Barclaycard Unwind Lounge at Day 2 of the O2 Wireless festival

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Out of all the male X Factor winners, Shayne Ward can claim to have had the best stab at his post-show career. Although often forgotten now, his first two records sold well and his performances on the live shows hold up well to this day - even in the slightly cheap Kate Thornton-era studios.

His falsetto remains breathtaking and it's still a little baffling why Syco failed to make more of a man once tipped to be the "British Justin Timberlake".

His winner's song 'That's My Goal' always has a place in our hearts, and his fans remain as passionate about his West End career as they did when he was fighting for their votes on a Saturday night.

The X Factor 2011: Results Show 5

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Shayne Ward performing live at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

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JLS were the first credible-looking group to ever appear on The X Factor. After four years of naff boybands (Futureproof), oddities (The Macdonald Brothers, G4) and the downright bizarre (2 To Go, Same Difference, The Unconventionals), Aston, Marvin, Ortisé and JB proved that a serious pop combo could make a mark on the series,

Despite being mentored by Louis Walsh, JLS avoided typical boyband clichés, mixing soulful vocals with somersaulting stage moves and only the vocal acrobatics of Alexandra Burke (with a little help from Beyoncé) could keep them from winning.

Four years on, the four-piece remain a force to be reckoned with in the charts - and their star isn't showing any signs of waning.

Shayne on the live shows


JLS's first audition


Poll Results
Shayne Ward - 45.30%
JLS - 54.70%

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