Matt Terry Beats Saara Aalto As The X Factor UK 2016 WINNER!
Matt Terry was crowned the champion of The X Factor UK’s 2016 series last night.
The 23-year-old was very emotional and responded to his win by saying: “I can’t believe it, this is surreal. It’s amazing… schamazing!” A reference to one of his mentor Nicole’s catch phrases. He then lifted and hugged Nicole Scherzinger with his patented bear hug that the fans have come to expect.
Report: Were Nicole & Matt in a romantic relationship during the show?
Finnish 29-year-old Saara Aalto came in second and responded to Matt’s win by saying: “I’m so pleased for Matt, congratulations, I love you.”
Matt’s victory was a somewhat of a comeback. A week earlier he found himself in the bottom two sing-off during the semi-finals. He managed to get back to the top, partly due to his duet with Nicole, which was very well received by the crowd. Perhaps it was because he surprised the audience with his own tracks, including “When Christmas Comes Around”, (written by Ed Sheeran), which was released as Matt’s debut single.
It remains to be seen where Matt goes from here. Will he be able to shine outside of the show and become a household name or will he just fade into the background? I guess we’ll wait and see.
Here’s a look at Matt & Nicole moments during the show: