Chenai Zinyuku


Chenai Zinyuku 2004

Contestant Profile
Birth Date 1 June 1986 (age 30)
Hometown Bradford, England


Category 16-24s
Mentor Sharon Osbourne
Placement Bootcamp


Category 16-24s
Mentor Louis Walsh
Placement 9/12
Chenai Zinyuku (born June 1, 1986) is an English singer of Zimbabwean descent. She participated in Series 2 of The X Factor UK as part of the 16-24s category mentored by Louis Walsh. She was eliminated from the competition, finishing in 9th place after losing the sing-off to Nicholas Dorsett.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition 1 Free choice "Wishing on a Star" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Solo performance "Unchained Melody" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Solo performance "Always on My Mind" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "I'm Still Waiting" Advanced
Week 1 "The Closest Thing to Crazy" Safe
Week 2 "Young Hearts Run Free" Bottom two
Week 3 "Hero" Safe
Week 4 "Always on My Mind" Eliminated
UK Series 2 Finalists
Addictiv LadiesAndy AbrahamBrenda EdwardsChenai ZinyukuChico Slimani4TuneJourney SouthMaria LawsonNicholas DorsettPhillip MageeShayne WardThe Conway Sisters