Mel B chose: Paul Akister (born 11 March 1989) is a pub singer from Lancaster, Lancashire.
He reached judges' houses in 2013, but Louis Walsh eliminated him.
This meant the result went to deadlock and Akister was eliminated.
He finished in 9th place also missing a place on The X Factor 2015 Live Tour.
Nicole’s great TV, has a huge following here in the States and people absolutely love her.
However, after the series ended, voting statistics confirmed that Ritchie had received more votes than Faustini meaning that if Walsh sent the result to deadlock, Ritchie would've been sent through to the quarter-final and Faustini would have been eliminated.
He was once again in the bottom two in the semi-final, this time with Lauren Platt.
In week 5, Akister was in the bottom two with Jay James and sang Clown in the final showdown.
His mentor Mel B and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini voted to save him while Simon Cowell and Walsh voted to eliminate him.