Jamaica’s Dalton Harris is officially the winner of The X Factor UK 2018.
The 24-year-old singer wowed from the start to capture global love, admiration and a £1m recording contract.
Overwhelmed with emotions, Harris bent forward then placed his hands on his knees to support a weakened torso. “I won the X Factor?” he asked. “You won the X Factor,” host Dermot O’Leary replied.
Scarlett Lee was announced second and Anthony Russell, third.
No stranger to winning, At 16, Dalton Harris won the local Digicel Rising Stars show in 2010. He has also set an enviable track record with a number of the studio recordings of his performances on the show climbing as high as the Top 20 on the iTunes singles charts for the UK.
Dalton Harris marks the first time that a Jamaican singer is winning the X Factor UK, a talent show founded by Simon Cowell, who called Harris’ performance on Saturday as one of the best he has ever seen on the show.
“You hear a lot of hyperbole and all that, but in my opinion, this is up there as one of the best performances I have ever seen on this show,” Cowell said.