SHOOT: X Factor evictee Leon Mallett, first live performance.
Leon Mallett is an English singer from Norwich who competed in Series 14 (2017) of The X Factor as part of the Boys category mentored by Louis Walsh. Eliminated at Judges’ Houses, he was chosen as the wildcard by the public.
He previously auditioned for the show during Series 11 as part of the boyband Fifth Street, who were eliminated at Bootcamp.
Returning three years later, he auditioned alongside his brother Alex as part of a duo called In the Genetics and reached Bootcamp. However, Alex was sent home while Leon made it all the way past the Six Chair Challenge as a soloist to Judges’ Houses as part of the Boys category mentored by Louis Walsh, who did not select him for his Top 3 for the live shows. However, he was given a second chance as a wildcard for the Boys category.
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