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Honey G among controversial X Factor finalists after Judges' Houses

This year's The X Factor looks set to be one of the most colourful series to date, after contestants Honey G and Bratavio were among those put through to the live finals.

Sharon Osbourne came under fire after deciding to put Honey G through to the live finals of The X Factor.

The controversial rapper was initially booted out of the ITV talent show, but was then invited back when contestant Ivy Grace ran into issues with her visa.

After performing an interesting version of Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise for judge Sharon and her helping hand Robbie Williams, Honey had a nerve-wracking wait to find out if she had made it through to the next stage of the competition.

While the star was left overwhelmed when Sharon told her she would be performing on the live shows, fans were less than impressed by the music manager's decision.

"And there’s the confirmation we need that #XFactor needs to end. Just stop with this utter nonsense now. #HoneyG," one person tweeted, while another added, "I think im going to boycott this years xfactor on the grounds that the judges are turning the show into laughing stock #HoneyG #deluded…"

Honey will have some tough competition if she is to prove successful on the television contest though. Her category is rounded off by Finnish singer Saara Aalto, who initially wowed the judges in her first audition with her rendition of Sia's Chandelier, and

Relley C. The latter made it through to judges' houses back in 2013, but didn't get through to the live shows. However, Sharon was so impressed by her performance of Kelly Clarkson's Up The Mountain that she decided to give her a shot.

Other contestants sure to cause a stir on this year's live shows include the group Bratavio, comprising Bradley Hunt and Ottavio Columbro. The duo first hit headlines when they auditioned separately after falling out over uncooked chicken, but made up when they were encouraged to do so by the judges. They have since made a huge fan of mentor Louis, who has something of a reputation for putting through eccentric contestants.

The X Factor 2016 finalists are as follows -

Girls, mentored by Simon Cowell:

Gifty Louise Agyeman

Samantha Lavery

Emily Middlemas

Boys, mentored by Nicole Scherzinger:

Ryan Lawrie

Matt Terry

Freddy Parker

Groups, mentored by Louis Walsh:

Bratavio - Bradley Hunt and Ottavio Columbro

5 After Midnight - formerly called 5AM

Brooks Way - formerly called The Brooks

Overs, mentored by Sharon Osbourne:

Saara Aalto

Relley C

Honey G

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