The 12th season of The X-Factor UK premiered over the past weekend and with the help of expert judges like Rita Ora, Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell and Nick Grimshaw, there is bound to be at least one superstar among the thousands of contestants who have auditioned. With the explosion of acts such as Little Mix, Cher Lloyd, Olly Murs and a little known band named One Direction, The X-Factor is no stranger to preparing novice musicians for global stardom. And with The X-Factor Australia premiering in a couple weeks, that number is only bound to grow. The big question is who is next? Here are our top 10 former and current The X-Factor contestants who you should be keeping an eye on.
Check out our picks after the jump!