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 is an English singer of Zimbabwean descent who participated in Series 2 of The X Factor as part of the 16-24s category mentored by Louis Walsh.  She was eliminated in Week 4 of the live shows, finishing in 9th place.

The X Factor

She first auditioned for the show during in 2004 and made it through to bootcamp where she was placed in Sharon Osbourne's 16-24s category. However, she was eliminated at this stage of the show.

She returned a year later and successfully made it to the live shows, again in the 16-24s category, this time mentored by Louis Walsh, before being eliminated in Week 4, thus finishing in 9th place.


Post The X Factor

In 2012, it was announced that she had signed a record deal and she released a single called "Bounce", originally performed by German singer Sarah Connor.


Series 2 Finalists
Addictiv LadiesAndy AbrahamBrenda EdwardsChenai ZinyukuChico Slimani4TuneJourney SouthMaria LawsonNicholas DorsettPhillip MageeShayne WardThe Conway Sisters