Contestant Profile


Category Groups
Mentor Louis Walsh
Placement Runners-up (2/12)
JLS were a four-member British male pop/R&B vocal group consisting of members Marvin Humes, Ortisé Williams, JB Gill and Aston Merrygold. They auditioned for Series 5 of The X Factor UK and made it all the way to the final as part of the Groups category mentored by Louis Walsh. Due to the eliminations of Bad Lashes and Girlband, JLS are the only act left in their category. They finished as runner-up to Alexandra Burke from the Girls category mentored by Cheryl Cole.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition Free choice "If I Ever Fall in Love" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "No Air" Advanced
Week 1 UK or US number-one singles "I'll Make Love to You" Safe
Week 2 Songs by Michael Jackson "The Way You Make Me Feel" Safe
Week 3 Big band "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?" Safe
Week 4 Disco "Working My Way Back to You" \ "Forgive Me Girl" Safe
Week 5 Songs by Mariah Carey "One Sweet Day" Safe
Week 6 British classics "I Want to Hold Your Hand" \ "Twist and Shout" \ "Hey Jude" Safe
Week 7 Songs by Take That "A Million Love Songs" Bottom two
Save Me songs "Stand by Me" \ "Beautiful Girls" Saved
Week 8 Songs by Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" Safe
American classics "You Light Up My Life"
Week 9: Semi-final Mentor's choice "Umbrella" Safe
Contestant's choice "I'm Already There"
Week 10: Final Christmas songs "Last Christmas" Runners-up
Celebrity duets "Flying Without Wings" (with Westlife)
Song of the series "I'm Already There"
Winner's single "Hallelujah"
UK Series 5 Finalists
Alexandra BurkeAustin DrageBad LashesDaniel EvansDiana VickersEoghan QuiggGirlbandJLSLaura WhiteRachel HyltonRuth LorenzoScott Bruton