18 Contestants From "The X Factor UK" Who Actually Made It Big

From the auditions to superstardom.Here are 18 of the most successful X Factor UK contestants.

18. Jedward, “As Long As You Love Me”

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Jedward, “Lipstick”

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17. Janet Devlin, “Your Song”

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Janet Devlin, “Wonderful”

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16. Shayne Ward, “Sacrifice”

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Shayne Ward, “No Promises”

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15. Ella Henderson, “Missed”

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Ella Henderson, “Ghost”

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14. James Arthur, “Young”

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James Arthur, “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You”

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13. Alexandra Burke, “Saving All My Love For You”

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Alexandra Burke, “Let It Go”

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12. Joseph McElderry, “Dance With My Father Again”

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Joseph McElderry, “Ambitions”

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11. Lucy Spraggan, “Last Night”

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Lucy Spraggan, “Tea & Toast”

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10. Matt Cardle, “You Know I’m No Good”

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Matt Cardle & Melanie C, “Loving You”

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9. Union J

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George Shelley, “Toxic”
Triple J, “We Found Love”

Union J, “Beautiful Life”

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8. Rebecca Ferguson, “A Change Is Gonna Come”

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Rebecca Ferguson, “I Hope”

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7. Diana Vickers, “The Blower’s Daughter”

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Diana Vickers, “Cinderella”

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6. JLS, “If I Ever Fall In Love”

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JLS feat. Dev, “She Makes Me Wanna”


5. Cher Lloyd, “Turn My Swag On”

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Cher Lloyd feat. T.I., “I Wish”

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4. Olly Murs, “Superstitious”

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Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida, “Troublemaker”

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3. Little Mix

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Jesy Nelson, “Bust The Windows Out Your Car”
Jade Thirlwall, “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”
Perrie Edwards, “You Oughta Know”
Leigh-Anne Pinnock, “Only Girl In The World”

Little Mix, “Move”

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2. Leona Lewis, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”

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Leona Lewis, “Bleeding Love”

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1. One Direction

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Harry Styles, “Isn’t She Lovely?”
Liam Payne, “Cry Me A River”
Louis Tomlinson, “Hey There Delilah”
Zayn Malik, “Let Me Love You”
Niall Horan, “So Sick”

One Direction, “You & I”

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BONUS: Ablisa, “That’s My Goal”

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