Rak-Su win The X Factor 2017 final, release winner's single Dimelo

Can they claim this year's Official Christmas Number 1?

Rak-Su have stormed to victory in The X Factor final.

After a tense three-way battle on Saturday against Grace Davies and Kevin Davy White, Rak-Su went head-to-head against Grace Davies tonight before emerging as winners of the musical juggernaut's 14th series.

The Watford quartet now release their winner's single Dimelo, which is available to download and stream now. Rak-Su are the first X Factor victors to release a winner's song they'd written themselves. 

Mentored by Simon Cowell, the foursome – made up of schoolmates Ashley, Jamaal, Myles, and Mustafa – have been firm favourites for much of the competition, with their original material being well received by the show's fans when made available on download and streaming services.

Rak-Su were lucky enough to duet with Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy on their performance of their winner's single on their way to lifting the X Factor trophy.

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Dimelo now a contender for the 2017 Official Christmas Number 1, which this year is revealed on Friday, December 22. Seven of the X Factor's previous 13 winners have secured it –  Ben Haenow's Something I Need was the most recent, back in 2014.

MORE: Look back through every Official UK Christmas Number 1 single ever

This year's X Factor final weekend also saw huge performances from big-name stars. On Saturday, One Direction's Louis Tomlinson performed new single Miss You, while LA boyband PrettyMuch performed their new single No More live for the very first time.

On Sunday, Pink performed What About Us and Beautiful Trauma, Sam Smith sang One Last Song, and 2011 winners Little Mix teamed up with CNCO for a live performance of their Top 10 collaboration Reggaeton Lento.

Article image: Rex


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