14 Facts About Andrea Faustini


Andrea Faustini was born on 17 June 1994 and is an Italian singer.


Andrea Faustini is best known for his role as a contestant on the eleventh series of The X Factor in 2014.


In 2015, Faustini released his debut studio album, Kelly, which peaked at number 14 on the UK Albums Chart.


In 2008, at the age of 13, Andrea Faustini appeared on the Italian show Ti Lascio Una Canzone.


Andrea Faustini, who sang The Jackson 5's "Who's Lovin' You" for his first audition was well received by the four judges present that day.


Simon Cowell even commented that Andrea Faustini "could be really special" in the competition, before receiving a "yes" from all of the judges.


Andrea Faustini was part of the 114 other acts who successfully got through the Arena Auditions at the SSE Arena in London that year.

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For judges' houses, Mel B brought the "Boys" category to Cancun where Andrea Faustini performed Jennifer Hudson's "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" for her and fellow Spice Girls member Emma Bunton.


Andrea Faustini was one of the four finalists selected to perform at the live shows which began on 11 October 2014.


Andrea Faustini performed Michael Jackson's "Earth Song" for the first live show, and quickly became the bookies' favourite to win the show.


Andrea Faustini was in the bottom two in week 7 with Stevi Ritchie and was saved after Mel B, Fernandez-Versini and Walsh voted to send Faustini through to the quarter-final and Cowell voted to send Ritchie through to the quarter-final.


However voting statistics revealed that Ritchie received more votes than Andrea Faustini meaning if Walsh sent the result to deadlock, Ritchie would've advanced to the quarter-final and Andrea Faustini would've been eliminated.


Andrea Faustini was in the Final Showdown in the semi-final with Lauren Platt, but was saved again when Mel B, Walsh and Cowell voted to send Andrea Faustini through to the final with only Fernandez-Versini voting to send Platt through to the final.


Andrea Faustini ended up finishing third, behind runner-up Fleur East and winner Ben Haenow.