Jamaican singer Dalton Harris is the 2018 X Factor UK winner. After singing his heart out in Saturday’s finals, Dalton Harris went home confident that he would be crowned the winner. The vocalist went up against Scarlett Lee and Anthony Russell in a fierce battle of the last three finalists, but in the end, he was just too good of a singer not to take home the grand prize. One of the judges asked Harris why he is not already an established act with six albums under his belt.
Dalton Harris, 24, performed Donna Hathaway’s classic “A Song For You” as the audience erupted in cheers and applause. Some fans even shedding tears as the young singer hit the high notes. “Dalton, wow. Dalton, what an incredibly powerful performance!” X Factor judge Ayda Field said. “Look, I mean there’s not much I can say that 10,000 people aren’t saying right now… You know what Dalton, you’re already a superstar but I hope you still talk to me when you become a megastar.”
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.