X Factor: The Band: Real Like You crowned the WINNERS as they beat Unwritten Rule in the final

X Factor: The Band’s grand final saw girl group Real Like You crowned the winners following a nail-biting final.

The group, made up of Kellimarie Willis, Luena Martinez, Seorsia Leagh Jack, Halle Williams, Jess Folley and Virginia Hampson beat boy band Unwritten Rule on Sunday night.

As host Dermot O’Leary announced the result, the girls screamed and jumped in shock before tearfully hugging each other.

Champions: X Factor: The Band’s grand final saw girl group Real Like You crowned the winners following a nail-biting final on Sunday night

Unwritten Rule took the news well, stating that they’ll be back with more music and noting that One Direction didn’t win the X Factor, so they could be destined for big things. 

Meanwhile, Real Like You singer Seorsia Leagh Jack emotionally told Dermot: ‘Oh my god! I’m so overwhelmed by happiness right now.’

They then performed their original track, Be Like Them, written by Kellimarie as they closed the show.

Their winning performance was soon interrupted by their proud families, who rushed on the stage to congratulate them as they sang. 

Unlucky: Unwritten Rule lost out to Real Like You in Sunday's X Factor: The Band final

Unlucky: Unwritten Rule lost out to Real Like You in Sunday's X Factor: The Band final

Unlucky: Unwritten Rule lost out to Real Like You in Sunday’s X Factor: The Band final

Following their win, X Factor: The Band viewers rushed to Twitter to congratulate the girls on their victory.

One viewer wrote: ‘congrats the girls!! smashed it.’

While another shared: ‘#XFactorTheBand amazing so glad the girls won. sorry boys. Loved the ending when family crashed stage. I’ve really enjoyed this amazing well done #SimonCowell for a amazing show.

Congratulations to @RealLikeYou0 on winning #XFactorTheBand….can’t wait to see what is ahead for both them & for @UnwrittenRule1now!

Overwhelmed: As host Dermot O'Leary announced the result, the girls screamed and jumped in shock before tearfully hugging each other

Overwhelmed: As host Dermot O'Leary announced the result, the girls screamed and jumped in shock before tearfully hugging each other

Overwhelmed: As host Dermot O’Leary announced the result, the girls screamed and jumped in shock before tearfully hugging each other

#XFactorTheBand Congratulations to the girl group Real Like You for winning the competition. You were my favourite to win too but Unwritten rule were incredible too.

@RealLikeYou0 well done guys, what a belter of a song too Kellie Marie .Stay true, stay strong and make us some tunes

The girls emerged as early favourites throughout the two-hour show as they wowed with impressive performances of Destiny’s Child’s Independent Woman and Demi Lovato’s Sorry Not Sorry.

Support: Following their win, X Factor: The Band viewers rushed to Twitter to congratulate the girls on their victory

Support: Following their win, X Factor: The Band viewers rushed to Twitter to congratulate the girls on their victory

Support: Following their win, X Factor: The Band viewers rushed to Twitter to congratulate the girls on their victory

They also sent the audience wild with their third song of the night – a mash-up of Ariana’s Problem and The Weeknd’s I Can’t Feel My Face. 

Following the first performance of original track Be Like You, songwriter Kellimarie broke down in tears as she spoke about what they lyrics meant to her. 

The 17-year-old said: ‘I wrote that because I didn’t feel like I fitted in with any of the friends that I had.

‘And it’s for any of you who feel like you don’t fit in.’

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