**The X Factor Rate: JUDGES' WINNER **

Who's going to win?

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Hi there, welcome to my first rate. This could end badly (and it will for all of you if Leon Jackson makes the top 50).

We will be rating past contestants and judges from The X Factor. Obviously there are far too many flops and forgotten contestants to rate every season, so we'll be starting from Season 5 - Alexandra year, when the show got massive. I personally can remember and have an opinion on every act from then onwards, and I'm a fairly typical viewer, so I think it's a good starting point without having to wade through too much deadwood nobody cares about. In true X Factor style, I've also included four Wildcards.

Reveals will be announced in two parts - judges then contestants. As there are quite a lot of acts to rate and Christmas is coming up, meaning you've got better things to do than worry about whether to give Eoghan Quigg a 0 or a 1, I'll give you all four weeks, so that's till January 16th.

I'm going to keep it simple.
- As always, we're scoring from 0-10, and you have one 11 for your favourite contestant, and one 11 for your favourite judge.
- Skull draggings highly encouraged. Decimals fine but obvious Pitchforkery or trolling will be excluded.
- Remember that, when scoring from 0-10, 5 is average. A 7 isn't average and nor is a 3.
- Feel free to rate on whatever factors you like, I'll be taking post-show careers into consideration but you don't have to.
- PM me your scores, tell all your friends, and have fun!


Series 5

Alexandra Burke
Eoghan Quigg
Diana Vickers
Ruth Lorenzo
Rachel Hylton
Dead Wife Daniel
Laura White
Austin Drage
Scott Bruton
Bad Lashes

Series 6
Joe McElderry
Olly Murs
Stacy Solomon
Danyl Johnson
Lloyd Daniels
Jamie Archer
Lucie Jones
Rachel Adedeji
Miss Frank
Rikki Loney
Kandy Rain

Series 7
Matt Cardle
Rebecca Ferguson
One Direction
Cher Lloyd
Mary Byrne
Katie Waissel
Paije Richardson
Aiden Grimshaw
Treyc Cohen
Belle Amie
John Adeleye
Diva Fever
Storm Lee
Nicolo Festa

Series 8
Little Mix
Marcus Collins
Amelia Lily
Misha B
Janet Devlin
Craig Colton
Kitty Brucknell
Frankie Cocozza
Johnny Robinson
The Risk
Sophie Habibis
Sami Brookes
Nu Vibe
James Michael
Jonjo Kerr
2 Shoes

Series 9
James Arthur
Jahmene Douglas
Christopher Maloney
Union J
Rylan Clark
Ella Henderson
Kye Sones
Lucy Spraggan
Jade Ellis
Melanie Masson
Carolynne Poole

Series 10
Sam Bailey
Nicholas McDonald
Luke Friend
Rough Copy
Tamera Foster
Hannah Barrett
Sam Callahan
Abi Alton
Kingsland Road
Miss Dynamix
Shelley Smith
Lorna Simpson

Series 11

Ben Haenow
Fleur East
Andrea Faustini
Lauren Platt
Stereo Kicks
Stevi Ritchie
Only the Young
Jay James
Paul Akister
Lola Saunders
Jack Walton
Jake Quickenden
Chloe Jasmine
Stephanie Nala
Overload Generation
Blonde Electra

Series 12
Louisa Johnson
Reggie N Bollie
Che Chesterman
Lauren Murray
4th Impact
Anton Stephans
Mason Noise
Monica Michael
Max Stone
Seann Miley Moore
Kiera Weathers
Alien Uncovered

Series 13
Matt Terry
Saara Aalto
5 After Midnight
Emily Middlemas
Honey G
Ryan Lawrie
Sam Lavery
Four of Diamonds
Gifty Louise
Relley C
Freddy Parker

... and your Wildcards
Leona Lewis
Leon Jackson
Shayne Ward
Steve Brookstein

Gary Barlow
Simon Cowell
Nick Grimshaw
Mel B

Dannii Minogue
Rita Ora
Sharon Osbourne
Kelly Rowland
Nicole Scherzinger
Louis Walsh

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One quick question on the judges:

Should we be rating Cheryl Cole and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini separately?
This is the only rate I have ever needed. Ready for the mess.

I think Series 5 is a great starting point, much as Rowetta would have been a serious contender for my 11.
I'm glad you're starting from series 5 (the best year). The only series I didn't watch was when Leona won, so I'm glad that's not in it (but she is). I'll send my scores in at some point!
Will be doing this soon, obvious 11 but others should be fun to rate. I haven't watched first weeks of S5 so I should catch up on that.