Saturday 18 November 2017

Matt Terry beats Finnish singer Saara Aalto to win X Factor 2016

Matt Terry
Matt Terry

Waiter Matt Terry has been crowned the winner of the X Factor 2016.

The 23-year-old beat Sharon Osbourne's finalist, Finnish singer Saara Aalto, to clinch the title at a star-studded show held at Wembley Arena.

Terry picked Sam Smith's Bond theme tune, Writing's On The Wall, as his favourite song of the show. His final song was a rendition of Randy Crawford's 1980 hit One Day I'll Fly Away.

Host Dermot O'Leary said there had been a total of 6.4 million votes cast and revealed Ed Sheeran has written this year's winner's single, When Christmas Comes Around.

A tearful Terry, from Bromley, said: "Thank you so much."

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