Danyl Johnson
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 17 June 1982 (age 34)
Age 37
Hometown Reading, Berkshire, England
Occupation Former dance and drama teacher


Category Over 25s
Mentor Simon Cowell
Placement 4/12
Danyl Johnson (born 17 June 1982) is an English singer. He auditioned for Series 6 of The X Factor UK and made it all the way to the semi final as part of the Over 25s category mentored by Simon Cowell.

He was eliminated in the semi final, finishing in 4th place.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition Free choice "With a Little Help from My Friends" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Group performance Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Solo performance "Holding Back the Years" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "Fallin'" Advanced
Week 1 Musical heroes "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" Safe
Week 2 Divas "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" Safe
Week 3 Big band "Feeling Good" Bottom two
Save Me songs "With a Little Help from My Friends" Saved
Week 4 Rock "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Safe
Week 5 Songs from films "Purple Rain" Safe
Week 6 Songs by Queen "We Are the Champions" Safe
Week 7 Songs by Wham! or George Michael "Careless Whisper" Safe
Week 8 Songs by Take That "Relight My Fire" Safe
Songs by Elton John "Your Song"
Week 9: Semi-final Songs by Michael Jackson "Man in the Mirror" Eliminated (4th)
Mentor's choice "I Have Nothing"

Post-The X Factor

He was one of six acts in the running to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev but lost to fellow Series 6 finalist Lucie Jones.

UK Series 6 Finalists
Danyl JohnsonJamie ArcherJedwardJoe McElderryKandy RainLloyd DanielsLucie JonesMiss FrankOlly MursRachel AdedejiRikki LoneyStacey Solomon
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