Fans give their verdict on Matt Terry’s ‘X Factor’ victory

Singer clinched the title after performing Randy Crawford's 'One Day I'll Fly Away'

Fans have been giving their verdict after Matt Terry was crowned this year’s X Factor winner.

The 23-year-old waiter beat Finnish singer Saara Aalto to clinch the title at Wembley Arena after he performed Randy Crawford’s 1980 hit ‘One Day I’ll Fly Away’.

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson, was one of the first to congratulate Terry, tweeting: “Congratulations MattTerry93! Well deserved. XFactorFinal”.


Many fans were delighted by Terry’s victory saying it was “well deserved” and they were “so proud”.

Others criticised his win and the show for churning out another predictable winner.

See more reactions to his victory below.



Terry also posted a lengthy statement on Twitter expressing his thanks to those that supported him.

Following his victory, it was also revealed that Ed Sheeran was the writer of this year’s winner’s single, ‘When Christmas Comes Around’.

Meanwhile, former winner James Arthur recently revealed that he was “always high” during his X Factor appearances.

The Middlesbrough-born singer won the ninth series of the ITV singing contest in 2012. His debut single ‘Impossible’ reach number one while his self-titled debut album peaked at number two the following year. His career then experienced a slump before his unlikely comeback this year.

The singer said: “James Arthur of X Factor was probably always high. I’m much more present and more here [now].”

Arthur has previously opened up about his struggles with drug abuse. In September, he told The Sun: “My lowest moment was when I was going to bed, I’d take 15 pre-rolled joints and smoke one after the other, popping anti-depressants. My head was an absolute mess… Quitting drugs has helped me gain some perspective. I don’t recognise that artist in my first album.”

After being dropped from Simon Cowell’s label Syco Records, Arthur has experienced a resurgence this year and resigned to the label.

Comeback hit ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ reached number one in the UK and new album ‘Back From The Edge’ also reached top spot.