X Factor 2016 voting stats: Matt Terry won final by 8.1%, Saara Aalto won Weeks 8 and 9 30

As the dust settles on another year of the X Factor UK, fans of winner Matt Terry, runner-up Saara Aalto and all the acts that fell before them are now debating whether the best singer won — and questioning by how much.

Well now broadcaster ITV is feeding the fire by revealing the full voting stats from all the live shows. The results of the final weekend show just how close the competition was.

Saara actually won Saturday’s show, which saw her cover Tears For Fears before duetting with Adam Lambert. She amassed 35.3% of all votes, which put her just ahead of Matt, who earned 33.4%, and 5 After Midnight, who finished last with 31.3%.

But fortunes turned on Sunday, with Matt pushing his final tally up to 48.5% to Saara’s 40.4% — a margin of victory of 8.1%.

As we already know, Saara Aalto found herself in the bottom two in weeks 1, 2 and 5. But after surviving two sing-offs — and rather handily — she bounced back to finish second during weeks 3 and 6. That’s how you make a comeback!

She finished second during week 7 before picking up momentum and topping the table in both the quarter-finals and the semi-finals.

X Factor: Full Voting Results

Week 1 – Express yourself

Brooks Way were withdrawn from the live shows due to undisclosed circumstances.

  1. Matt Terry – 22.2%
  2. 5 After Midnight – 13.3%
  3. Emily Middlemas – 11.9%
  4. Honey G – 10.9%
  5. Sam Lavery – 9.8%
  6. Relley C – 7.8%
  7. Gifty Louise – 6.6%
  8. Ryan Lawrie – 6.2%
  9. Saara Aalto – 5.3%
  10. Freddy Parker – 3.4%
  11. Bratavio – 2.6%

Lifeline vote results

  1. Freddy Parker – 52.0%
  2. Saara Aalto – 38.5%
  3. Bratavio – 9.5%

Week 2 – Motown

Having missed out on a place at the Judges’ Houses, Four of Diamonds were chosen to replace Brooks Way.

  1. Matt Terry – 19.5%
  2. 5 After Midnight – 15.6%
  3. Emily Middlemas – 11.0%
  4. Honey G – 9.3%
  5. Sam Lavery – 8.8%
  6. Four of Diamonds – 7.3%
  7. Relley C – 6.6%
  8. Gifty Louise – 6.4%
  9. Saara Aalto – 6.4%
  10. Ryan Lawrie – 4.6%
  11. Freddy Parker – 4.5%

Lifeline vote Results

  1. Ryan Lawrie – 37.9%
  2. Saara Aalto – 32.0%
  3. Freddy Parker – 30.0%

Week 3 – Divas

  1. Matt Terry – 17.8%
  2. Saara Aalto – 13.7%
  3. Emily Middlemas – 11.9%
  4. 5 After Midnight – 11.5%
  5. Honey G – 9.4%
  6. Sam Lavery – 8.1%
  7. Gifty Louise – 7.9%
  8. Ryan Lawrie – 7.4%
  9. Relley C – 6.2%
  10. Four of Diamonds – 6.1%

Lifeline vote results

  1. Ryan Lawrie – 37.9%
  2. Relley C – 36.0%
  3. Four of Diamonds – 26.1%

Week 4 – Fright Night

  1. Emily Middlemas – 18.7%
  2. Matt Terry – 18.7%
  3. Saara Aalto – 11.3%
  4. 5 After Midnight – 10.6%
  5. Sam Lavery – 10.1%
  6. Honey G – 9.2%
  7. Ryan Lawrie – 8.7%
  8. Gifty Louise – 6.6%
  9. Four of Diamonds – 6.1%

Lifeline vote Results

  1. Ryan Lawrie – 41.2%
  2. Gifty Louise – 35.0%
  3. Four of Diamonds – 23.8%

Week 5 – Girlbands vs Boybands

  1. Matt Terry – 16.7%
  2. 5 After Midnight – 15.5%
  3. Emily Middlemas – 15.3%
  4. Ryan Lawrie – 14.1%
  5. Honey G – 11.6%
  6. Saara Aalto – 9.4%
  7. Four of Diamonds – 8.9%
  8. Sam Lavery – 8.5%

Lifeline vote Results

  1. Sam Lavery – 46.1%
  2. Four of Diamonds – 27.3%
  3. Saara Aalto – 26.6%

Week 6 – Disco

  1. 5 After Midnight – 19.0%
  2. Saara Aalto – 18.4%
  3. Matt Terry – 16.7%
  4. Emily Middlemas – 13.4%
  5. Honey G – 11.7%
  6. Ryan Lawrie – 11.1%
  7. Sam Lavery – 9.7%

Week 7 – Movies

  1. Matt Terry – 21.1%
  2. Saara Aalto – 20.1%
  3. 5 After Midnight – 17.5%
  4. Emily Middlemas – 16.8%
  5. Ryan Lawrie – 13.3%
  6. Honey G – 11.2%

Quarter-final – Louis Loves and contestants’ own choice

  1. Saara Aalto – 23.7%
  2. Emily Middlemas – 22.6%
  3. Matt Terry – 21.2%
  4. 5 After Midnight – 20.3%
  5. Honey G – 12.2%

Semi-final – Christmas and contestants’ own choice

  1. Saara Aalto – 28.8%
  2. 5 After Midnight – 26.6%
  3. Matt Terry – 22.5%
  4. Emily Middlemas – 22.1%

Final (10 December) – Contestants’ own choice and celebrity duet

  1. Saara Aalto – 35.3%
  2. Matt Terry – 33.4%
  3. 5 After Midnight – 31.3%

Final (11 December) – Song of the series and song to win

  1. Matt Terry – 48.5%
  2. Saara Aalto – 40.4%

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