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X Factor 2017: Who are the finalists?

The final 12 contestants for the 2017 X Factor competition have been revealed as we head towards the live shows.

Over the weekend, 24 acts were whittled down to just 12 as Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne found their top three.

Meet the 12 finalists:

The groups

Mentor: Simon Cowell

Sean & Conor Price

Sean & Conor Price

The Irish brothers are aged 15 and 18 and impressed Simon during Judges Houses' with a rendition of Pink's What About Us?



The four piece are a firm fan favourite having performed their own, ridiculously catchy, material throughout the competition.

The group, Rak-Su J, Ashley Rak-Su, Pharoahcious, and Myles Rak-Su, performed their song I'm Feeling You during their first  X Factor audition.

The Cutkelvins

The Cutkelvins

This Scottish trio are made up of Jay, Sheereen and Kay Cutkelvin.

Sister Shereen was once a member of girlband Neon Jungle who had hits including Braveheart and Trouble.

The groups

The Boys

Mentor: Louis Walsh

Lloyd Macey

Lloyd Macey

Welsh singer Lloyd is 23 years old and has impressed the judges throughout the competition with his soulful voice, performing songs including Say You Won't Let Go and Feels Like Home.

Sam Black

Sam Black

20 year old Sam originally left the competition during Bootcamp but was brought back by Louis for Judges Houses' after another contestant left the show.

Sam has impressed with his Mowtown inspired choice of songs - and he also proposed to his fiancé on stage during Bootcamp.

Spencer Sutherland

Spencer Sutherland

Spencer, 25, hails from the US but is hoping to impress the UK audiences with his vocals.

He had previously released an EP titled Unveiled in 2015.

The final three Boys with Louis


Mentor: Nicole Scherzinger

Matt Linnen

Matt Linnen

The 28 year old is a plasterer by day but auditioned for the X Factor in a bid to achieve his music dreams.

Matt's vocals have been compared to Ray LaMontagne - and he is also rather easy on the eye...

Tracyleanne Jefford

Tracyleanne Jefford.

The mum of three previously auditioned for The X Factor in 2006.

She has impressed the judges throughout the competition - especially when she won huge praise for her rendition of The Shirelles' Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.

Kevin Davy White

Kevin Davy White

French singer Kevin, 29, has previously auditioned for The Voice in his home country.

The judges loved his unique vocals and he won a spot at Judges Houses' after he performed a rendition of Bob Marley’s Is This Love at the Six Chair Challenge.

Matt, Tracyleanne and Kevin

The Girls

Mentor: Sharon Osbourne

Holly Tandy

Holly Tandy

16 year old Holly is the youngest contestant in this year's competition.

She wowed the judges during her first audition by performing Alicia Key’s If I Ain’t Got You.

Grace Davies

Grace Davies

A singer and songwriter, 20 year old Grace has already impressed the online community with her music, with her cover Adele’s Hello gaining 50 million plays on Soundcloud.


Rai-Elle Williams

16-year-old Rai-Elle has previously worked as a singer, model and dancer.

She has been backed by last year's winner Matt Terry to win the 2017 X Factor title.

Holly, Sharon, Grace and Rai-Elle

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