Back on Song; XFACTOR: THE FINAL 21 Half acts have already had a pop at TV fame.
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THE face looks familiar - and so it should. X Factor finalist Joanne Hindley won Westlife's talent contest, She's The One, also on ITV (1) See interactive TV.
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And she's not the only finalist you may recognise, as half the acts who have stormed through to the last 21 of X Factor have already been in TV talent shows.
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Boy-band 4Tune just missed out on taking part in last year's final after Louis dropped them for Voices With Soul. Maria Lawson was kicked out after bootcamp as was Chenai Zinuku, who famously sobbed when Sharon Osbourne gave her the axe.
A show insider said: "In a way it's a bit disappointing - but it does at least show how committed they are."
SHAYNE WARD, 20
THE shaven-haired singer belted out Sacrifice in the first round. In 2002 he got through to the last 30 in Popstars: The Rivals and acted out a sketch with Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding.
JAMES BELLAMY, 16
COMPARED to Michael Jackson by the judges, James already has acting credits to his name. He appeared in Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban and had a small part in EastEnders.
TREVOR HODGSON, 17
SIMON Cowell was "gobsmacked gobsmacked
Brit, Austral & NZ slang astonished and astounded
Adj. 1. gobsmacked - utterly astounded " by Trevor. The Rochdale lad won pounds 10,000 last year in talent contest Search for a Star. He also appeared on CITV's Copycat Kids show in 2002.
CHENAI ZINUKU, 18
THIS is second time around on the X Factor for the petite brunette who clinched her place by singing I'm Wishing On a Star. She promised this time she was "going to give it 150 per cent."
NICHOLAS DORSETT, 17
THE A-Level student arrived with his family to the Wembley auditions and despite saying: "I get nervous when I sing." he impressed the judges with his Lemar-esque style.
ALEXANDRA BURKE, 16
STUDENT Alexandra went straight through to the second round in the first show of the series. She wowed judges with Whitney Houston's classic Saving All My Love For You.
PHILIP MCGEE, 21
THE Belfast student impressed judges with his version of Your Cheating Heart. He had a taste of fame in Ireland with a group called Topez.
SIMON Vitsaides 22, Michael Hannides 21, Anthony Hannides 18 and Philip Kemish 21 were pipped to a final spot last year by Voices With Soul.
FLEUR East, Steph Yamson, Vivienne Umeh and Nicola Owusu-Akontoh are friends from nursery. The 17-year-olds are from East London.
SINEAD, 23, Marie, 21, Sharon, 27, and Laura, 18, have had three top ten hits in Ireland. They supported Westlife on tour and are friends of Louis Walsh.
BLAIR Dreelan, 26, Christian Briandt, 23, Daniel Moore, 22, and Glenn Higgins, 23, auditioned last year. They are joined by Mark Garthwaite, 21.
BROTHERS Andy, 29, and Carl Pemberton, 24, have been singing together for 10 years. The boys racked up pounds 20k of debts trying to crack the industry.
CHRISTIAN and Adam Nernoni, both 24, and Noel, 32, and Mark Agyei, 26, met at an open mike session in Covent Garden.
HARI Blanch blanch
to become pale. 19, Jemma Moon, 28, and Gemma Davies, 19, auditioned as solo artists. When Jemma was rejected they returned as a group.
THE OLD HANDS
ANDY ABRAHAM, 40
THE London born dustman has been singing around pubs and clubs for six years. The dad-of-two came second in ITV1 talent contest This Is My Moment, hosted by Mel B.
RICHIE GLYNN, 26
THE Dubliner impressed Sharon with his attitude. After gigging around pubs and clubs with his Oasis tribute band, he dumped the group and went solo.
BRENDA EDWARDS, 36
THE mum-of-two cut short a weekend away with hubby Patrick to audition. She jumped over the desk with joy when the judges put her through after singing River Deep, Mountain High.
CHICO SLIMARI, 34
THE Morrocan goatherder-turned-stripper manages to sneak into the final line-up despite Simon saying his rendition of Prince's Kiss was "awful". He stars in raunchy raun·chy
adj. raun·chi·er, raun·chi·est Slang
a. Obscene, lewd, or vulgar: "[He] gangster flick Hell To Pay.
JOANNE HINDLEY, 26
THE Bolton mum told the judges: "I've never had the confidence to do this before." But she was telling porkies as last year she won Westlife's own version of X Factor - She's The One.
HAIFA KAYALL, 25
HAIFA lost out to 2002 Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates. She then wanted to represent England in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 - but missed out to Fame Academy singer James Fox.
MARIA LAWSON, 30
MARIA wants to win X Factor so much she cancelled her honeymoon to audition. The foxy singer - who tried out last year - went straight through.