What are the best X Factor auditions?

The X Factor UK has always been loved. The reality TV Show brought to life more than a handful of pop icons people listen to every day like One Direction and Little Mix. The stars all went through the same process of being examined by judges like Simon Cowell. Here are some of the most unforgettable moments.



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    #1Danyl Johnson - With a Little Help from My Friends

    Danyl Johnson - With a Little Help from My Friends

    In 2009, judge Simon Cowell said that Danyl Johnson's performance was "the best first audition I have ever heard." Johnson, at the time of the audition, was a 27-year-old teacher who has joined 2 different boybands prior.

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    Steven Reid
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "Danyl deserved to be in a much higher spot in the show! He's my all-time favorite X Factor contestant! His audition is the best of xfactor 's long long history 😍"
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    #2Leona Lewis - Over The Rainbow

    Leona Lewis - Over The Rainbow

    Performing Over The Rainbow by Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz, Leona Lewis auditioned for The X Factor UK as a 21-year-old receptionist. Lewis attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.

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    Deborah Garza
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "Leona is such a beaut... Her audition wasn't perfect, but she sure bloomed to be one of the top singers in the uk. 👍"
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    #3Sephy Francisco - The Prayer

    Sephy Francisco - The Prayer

    Sephy Francisco is a 27-year-old events singer who flew from the Philippines to audition for the 15th season of the show. Francisco is a transgender woman who performed the song by Josh Groban as a duet using her two different voices.

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    Anthony Chapman
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "This was one of the most surprising out of all the X factor auditions. Auditions weeks usually roll out the same... Sephy was such a game changer. I immediately knew that she was a force to be reckon with by the other contestants. Great talent!"
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    #4Lanya Matthews - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going

    Lanya Matthews - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going

    In the 15th season of the show, Lanya Matthews performed And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going, originally performed by Jennifer Hudson. The 17-year-old student is from North London. She joined the competition on the third week of auditions.

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    Ann Bryant
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "BLACK GIRL MAGIC! 💕💕💕 The best X Factor auditions in a long while... "
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    #5Olly Murs - Superstition

    Olly Murs - Superstition

    A 25-year-old customer advisor named Olly Murs auditioned with the song Superstition by Stevie Wonder. The Essex-based singer got in the show in its sixth season in 2009. Judge Simon Cowell called Murs "cool" after his performance.

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    Emily Dunn
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "Been crushing on Olly since I was young! Before one direction came along, Olly was the heartthrob of X Factor. 😻 Classic cutie! "
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    #6Lucy Spraggan - Last Night

    Lucy Spraggan - Last Night

    Guitarist and songwriter Lucy Spraggan performed an original song titled Last Night for her audition in the show's ninth season in 2012. At the time of her audition, she was in her twenties living in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

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    Teresa Reyes
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "The X Factor auditions of that year only had one stand out contestant. That was Lucy Spraggan. She was so full of potential. She's top quality."
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    #7Shan - Never Enough

    Shan - Never Enough

    Shan is a 25-year-old is from Wembley inspired by her father who is a reggae performer. She is a session singer who appeared in the show's 15th season. The singer sang a song from the 2017 film The Greatest Showman. 

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    Jane Torres
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "SUPER UNDERRATED. Younger contestants are usually overlooked by longtime watchers of X Factor, but Shan doesn't deserve that! Her dynamic with Simon Cowell was amazing! such a great pair! "

Summary

Best What are the best X Factor auditions
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Danyl Johnson - With a Little Help from My FriendsVideos 18 Free
2Leona Lewis - Over The RainbowVideos 15 Free
3Sephy Francisco - The PrayerVideos 7 Free
4Lanya Matthews - And I Am Telling You I'm Not GoingVideos 3 Free
5Olly Murs - SuperstitionVideos 2 Free
6Lucy Spraggan - Last NightVideos 2 Free
7Shan - Never EnoughVideos 1 Free
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