Little Mix were announced as the winner of this season’s ‘X Factor,’ becoming the first all-girl group to accomplish the achievement. The group defeated season favorite Marcus Collins for the win.
The group, consisting of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson are extremely thankful that the team was brought together for the show’s boot camp after they were did not succeed as solo artists. The girls hail from the UK and range from 18 to 20 years of age.
The foursome was barely able to contain their excitement. Jesy thanked audience members and fans alike for their continued support of the band before adding, “This is never going to sink in.”
Runner-up Marcus Collins showed nothing but love and support for the girls, saying that he was really proud of himself. He went on to say that he felt the girls were amazing and hardworking performers who deserved the win. The performer also thanked his fans for their continued support.
Misha B was also a series favorite, but was voted off last week. Judges felt that their personal opinions and addressing complaints about the singer on air may have influenced fans and audience members to lose their interest in Misha.
This season’s run of ‘X Factor’ proved to be a trying one with Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland, and Louis Walsh serving as the panel judges. Gary became known for his snap judgements while Tulisa and Kelly were often squabbling over how each of the women addressed the series’ contestants.