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Matt Terry
Matt Terry
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 20 May 1993
'Age 23
Hometown Bromley, London, UK
Occupation Former waiter


Category Boys
Mentor Nicole Scherzinger
Placement 1/12 (Winner)

Matthew James "Matt" Terry (born 20 May 1993) is an English pop singer from Bromley, London who won Series 13 of The X Factor.  He was part of the Boys category mentored by Nicole Scherzinger.


He was originally a member of a trio called Far Too Far with the brother of former JLS member Marvin Humes. They went to the US to meet with label bosses in the hope of securing a deal but failed to do so. They later split up.

The X FactorEdit

He successfully auditioned for the judges in London, impressing them with his rendition of Ben E. King's "Stand by Me" and successfully made it to judges' houses in the Boys category mentored by Nicole Scherzinger. She decided to pick him as her Top 3 for the live shows.

As the live shows got underway, bookies installed him as the favorite to win the series.  With the eliminations of Freddy Parker in Week 2 and Ryan Lawrie in Week 7, he was the last remaining member of the Boys category.

After Saara Aalto's performances in the semi finals hewas no longer the bookies' favorite to win. Following mediocre performances he landed in the Bottom 2 alongside Emily Middlemas but was voted through to the final 3-1 by the judges.

During the first night of the final he performed against Saara Aalto and 5 After Midnight and also duetted with his mentor.  He safely made it through to the second night along with Aalto. He was crowned the winner with 48% of the vote, marking Nicole Scherzinger's second win as a mentor. In a series first, only he as winner sang the winner's single. Voting statistics released following the show revealed that he topped the vote six out of the ten weeks.

Following his victory his winner's single was released. It is currently battling ex-One Direction star Louis Tomlinson for the UK #1 spot. All proceeds from the single will be donated to the UK charities Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star CHASE. On December 14, it was announced that he has been signed to RCA Records, making him only the second winner after Matt Cardle not to sign to Syco Music. Two days later, the single entered the UK charts at #3 and is the second-lowest selling winner's single to date ahead of Louisa Johnson's winner's single. It fell to #8 during Christmas week making it the second winner's single to miss out on the top spot.


"When Christmas Comes Around" cover


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition Free choice "Stand by Me" Advanced
Bootcamp Group performance "See You Again" Advanced
Six Chair Challenge "When I Was Your Man" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "She's Out of My Life" Advanced
Week 1 Express Yourself "You Don't Own Me" Safe (1st)
Week 2 Motown "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Safe (1st)
Week 3 Divas "I'll Be There" Safe (1st)
Week 4 Fright Night "I Put a Spell on You" Safe (2nd)
Week 5 Girlband v Boyband "I'm Your Man" Safe (1st)
Week 6 Disco "Best of My Love" Safe (3rd)
Week 7 Movies "Writing's on the Wall" Safe (1st)
Week 8 Louis Loves / Contestants' choice  "Secret Love Song" Safe (3rd)
Week 9: Semi Finals Christmas / Songs to get you to the final "Silent Night" Bottom two (3rd)
"Say You Love Me"
Week 10: Final Free choice "Take Me Home" Safe (2nd)
Celebrity duet "Purple Rain" (with Nicole Scherzinger)
Song of the series "Writing's on the Wall" Winner
Contestant's Choice "One Day I'll Fly Away"
Winner's single "When Christmas Comes Around"

Post The X FactorEdit



Series 13 Finalists
BratavioEmily Middlemas5 After MidnightFour of DiamondsFreddy ParkerGifty LouiseHoney GMatt TerryRelley CRyan LawrieSaara AaltoSam Lavery
The X Factor UK Winners
Steve BrooksteinShayne WardLeona LewisLeon JacksonAlexandra BurkeJoe McElderryMatt CardleLittle MixJames ArthurSam BaileyBen HaenowLouisa JohnsonMatt Terry

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