X Factor 2018: what songs will contestants sing in the first live show?

The tunes you can expect from the remaining Girls, Boys, Groups and Overs

The X Factor judges 2018

The much-awaited X Factor live shows are finally here, with the 16 remaining performers fighting to keep their place in the singing competition.

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And now ITV has announced what songs competitors will be hoping to win over viewers with. The theme for week one: This is Me, meaning you can definitely expect plenty of crowd-pleasers in tonight’s show.

Here are all the songs…


Girls – mentored by Simon Cowell

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Scarlett Lee – Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin)

Bella Penfold – Beneath Your Beautiful w/ original rap (Labrinth and Emeli Sande)

Molly Scott – Fake Love (BTS)

Shan – Imagine  (John Lennon)


The Groups – mentored by Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams - The X Factor 2018

LMA Choir – Circle of Life (Lion King)

Misunderstood – Chewing Gum (Original song)

United Vibe – Slow Hands (Niall Horan)

Acacia and Aaliyah – Finesse (Bruno Mars)


The Boys – mentored by Louis Tomlinson

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Brendan Murray – Break Free (Ariana Grande)

Armstrong Martins – Story of My Life w/ original rap (One Direction)

Dalton Andre Harris – Life on Mars (David Bowie)

Anthony Russell – Issues (Julia Michaels)


The Overs – mentored by Ayda Field

Ayda Field - The X Factor 2018

Danny Tetley – Hero (Mariah Carey)

Janice Robinson – Clarity (Zedd ft Foxes)

Olatunji Yearwood  Jiggle It (original song)

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Giovanni Spano – Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting (Elton John)


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