Little Mix
Contestant Profile


Category Groups
Mentor Tulisa Contostavlos
Placement Winners (1/16)
Little Mix are a four-member English female pop/RnB group consisting of members Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall.

Initially rejected at bootcamp as soloists in Series 8 of The X Factor UK, they were put together as a group and were mentored by Tulisa Contostavlos.

Due to the eliminations of 2 Shoes, Nu Vibe and The Risk, they were the only act left in their category. They were crowned the winners defeating Marcus Collins from the Boys category mentored by Gary Barlow. This made them the first-ever group to win the original show.


Episode Theme Song Result
Judges' houses Free choice "Big Girls Don't Cry" Advanced
"Cry Me A River"
Week 1 Britain vs. America "Super Bass" Saved
Week 2 Love and heartbreak "I'm Like a Bird" Safe
Week 3 Rock "Tik Tok" / "Push It" Safe
Week 4 Halloween "E.T." Safe
Week 5 Club classics "Don't Stop the Music" Safe
Week 6 Lady Gaga vs. Queen "Radio Ga Ga" / "Telephone" Safe
Week 7 Movie week "Don't Let Go (Love)" Safe
Week 8 Guilty pleasures "Baby" / "Where Did Our Love Go" Safe
Musical heroes "Beautiful"
Week 9: Semi-final Motown "You Keep Me Hangin' On" Safe
Songs to get you to the final "If I Were a Boy"
Week 10: Final Free choice "You Got the Love" Winners
Mentor duets "If I Ain't Got You" / "Empire State of Mind" (with Tulisa Contostavlos)
Final results Song of the series "Don't Let Go (Love)"
Christmas songs "Silent Night"
Winner's single "Cannonball"

Post The X Factor

They are, along with One Direction and Fifth Harmony, one of the most influential bands to have partaken in The X Factor. They have had 3 subsequent UK Number ones ("Wings", "Black Magic", "Shoutout to my Ex"), a further 6 top 5 singles, and 21 top 10 positions in major charts with their albums, including 4 in the UK, with million selling albums "Get Weird" and "Glory Days", and 2 in the USA, where they were the first British girl group in history whose first album debuted in the Top 5, with limited promotion.

In November 2018, it was announced that they had parted ways with Syco Music and signed to sister label RCA Records, along with 2017 winners Rak-Su. This occurred just a few days before their release of their 5th album, LM5. The album was preceded by the single "Woman Like Me", with Nicki Minaj, which became their seventh Top 3 single on the UK charts. The group then had a controversial interview with Asos magazine in which they opened up to mistreatment and feuds with labels in the early stages of their career.


UK Series 8 Finalists
Amelia LilyCraig ColtonFrankie CocozzaJames MichaelJanet DevlinJohnny RobinsonJonjo KerrKitty BrucknellLittle MixMarcus CollinsMisha BNu VibeSami BrookesSophie HabibisThe Risk2 Shoes
The X Factor UK Winners
Steve BrooksteinShayne WardLeona LewisLeon JacksonAlexandra BurkeJoe McElderryMatt CardleLittle MixJames ArthurSam BaileyBen HaenowLouisa JohnsonMatt TerryRak-SuDalton Harris