Who will win The X Factor 2015?
This year’s show has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Low ratings, live show mistakes and just a general lack of hype have plagued the X Factor 2015.
Let’s be honest, that hasn’t put us off tuning in every weekend just to keep up to date with the drama judges’ bitchiness. It also certainly doesn’t stop everyone getting involved in guessing who will be our next X Factor champion.
With success stories including the likes of Little Mix, Leona Lewis and, of course, One Direction, there is a lot at stake. Only two weeks remain until the live final at Wembley, so we decided to have a stab at whom we think will take the crown this year.
Bookies have been predicting the outcome from the first audition show but with just five acts left in the competition, it is pretty clear whom they reckon is the best bet.
Louisa Johnson – 4/9
Lauren Murray – 5/1
Che Chesterman – 7/1
Reggie ‘n’ Bollie – 9/1
4th Impact – 12/1
Unsurprisingly the groups bring up the rear. Little Mix are the only group to have ever won the competition; One Direction came third in the seventh series and went on to become the biggest fluke success in the show’s history. Even with the professionalism of 4th Impact and the sheer joy of every Reggie ‘n’ Bollie performance, we’re just not sure they cut the mustard. R ’n’ B’s infectious fun have certainly made them winners in some people’s eyes but each year the novelty act tends to drop out just before the final:
Reggie n Bollie to win!! Seeing as the winner never gets anywhere, might as well back the most entertaining. #XFactor
— Phil (@PhilTheSceptic) October 24, 2015
Che Chesterman is the only remaining boy in the competition. Whilst he did find himself in the bottom two recently, we pray that his flawless, soulful vocals are enough to carry him through the final. Che is a contemporary singer with an old school voice that is bound to sell records. Just listen to him nail the key change in this:
Battling it out for the girls is Lauren Murray whose Whitney-esque voice has seen her sail through the live shows. That’s just her problem though, every week we see stunning ballad after stunning ballad; after five weeks, ballads are boring, we want some variety. Do we really need another Mariah? Whilst it is conceivable to see her in the finals, we predict a silver or bronze medal for this competitor.
Having said that, watch her nail this Jessie Ware number:
From the first note she belted out, Louisa Johnson has been a firm favourite in the competition; her popularity not faltering at any point. With such a big voice at such a young age – she’s 17, if you haven’t heard them mention it a billion times – we are confident she’ll go all the way to the top. She’s blonde, beautiful and incredibly talented. We’d like to believe it takes more than that to make it in the music industry, but it is the X Factor after all.
Check out her first audition:
Third place: Che Chesterman
Runner up: Lauren Murray
Winner: Louisa Johnson