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Who is The X Factor's Matt Terry? Everything you need to know about Nicole Scherzinger's live act

Meet the 23-year-old Louis Tomlinson look-a-like who's competing in this year's live shows

Published: Sunday, 11th December 2016 at 6:00 pm

The X Factor 2016 act: Matt Terry

Hometown: Bromley


Day job: Waiter

Age: 23

Mentor: Nicole Scherzinger (Boys)

Twitter: @MattTerry93

Matt Terry's first audition

Happy chappy Matt Terry won a place at Boot Camp with a performance of Ben E King’s Stand By Me. Simon said it reminded him of the first time he saw Olly Murs. High praise, indeed.

X Factor journey

After hitting some of the highest notes seen in Boot Camp with a cover of Charlie Puth’s See You Again, Matt was sent through to the Six Chair Challenge.

He became one of the favourites to make to the Judges’ Houses. And he did. But only just.

His cover of Bruno Mars’ When I Was Your Man was a bit too high for Judge Nicole’s liking. However, a lower second attempt took Matt into the next round.


That was the last of Matt’s pre-live show wobbles as his version of Michael Jackson’s She's Out of My Life blew away mentor Calvin Harris and Nicole Scherzinger. And now he’s singing on the main X Factor stage.


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