After being a mainstay of British television for 17 years, ITV has finally drawn the curtains on X-Factor.

The show has given us many memorable moments and unearthed One Direction, Little Mix, Leona Lewis and Olly Murs among others.

But here we'll look at some of Oxfordshire’s most talented contestants to have appeared on the show. Do you remember all of them?

Pretty Young Thing

Amy Nash from Jericho, Ebony Cantwell from Wantage, and Renetta Eagle from Headington, were part of five-girl band Pretty Young Thing (PYT) on X-Factor in 2015.

The X-Factor performance earned PYT the four golden yeses and took them into the Boot Camp round.

The five-piece sang Gotta Work and Nick said he liked ‘their vibe’.

‘Big John’ Humphries

Abingdon’s Humphries first featured on The X-Factor in 2005, when he was told by judge Simon Cowell never to return after his rendition of I Believe In A Thing Called Love.

That didn't stop Humphries from having another go, however. He then went to ITV2 show Xtra Factor several times, including a 2006 Christmas special and in a compilation show featuring a selection of best and worst auditions.

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Jacqueline Faye

Originally from Wales, Faye was happily settled in Marsh Gibbon near Bicester and wowed the judges with her voice on X-Factor in 2018.

She received unanimous yeses from the panel when she sang Cilla Black's 1960's hit You're My World, and left Robbie Williams a ‘superfan’, who was effusive in his praise for her performance.

Faye came close to securing a spot at the judges' houses but ultimately missed out.

Chelsea Griffin

Griffin appeared on the show in 2011 when she was just 16 years old.

The Blackbird Leys contestant made it to the bootcamp part of the show after receiving four ‘yeses’ from the judges.

She made the top 16 of the girls' section but unfortunately didn’t make the live shows.

Recently, Griffin has launched her own lingerie brand called La Dama.

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Special Mention: Will Murray-Phillips

Murray-Phillips did not audition for X-Factor, instead, he was a superfan who entered a special contest for a chance to appear on the show. He sang alongside his childhood toy ‘Hoggy’ in front of millions of viewers for the ITV show in 2016.

From Wroxton near Banbury, he appeared in the show's sponsored adverts by TalkTalk singing ‘Give Me Your Love’ by Sigala.

If you were to audition for X-Factor, what song would you choose? Let us know in the comments section below.