Video - Watch this year's X Factor winner Louisa Johnson

NewsBy Kevin Palmer
Louisa Johnson has won X Factor
Louisa Johnson has won X Factor

The story of student Louisa Johnson has captured the hearts of X Factor fans in 2015 and now the 17-year-old student is toasting victory in the ITV show.

On a night when Coldplay, Adele and One Direction served up live performances to an audience of millions watching on TV, it was Johnson who carried off the biggest prize of them all as she fended off the challenge of Reggie & Bollie to claim the crown.

This was the moment she was confirmed as the latest X Factor winner:

This triumph is quite a story for a young girl whose talent has flourished over the course of this season of X Factor, with her vocal talents ensuring she was a class apart from her rivals.

It was this stunning version of James Brown's classic Man's World that turned Louisa from a contender to a probable winner, with judges and the audience seeing a star being born with this memorable vocal performance.

She also excelled with this version of I Believe I Can Fly in Saturday's final performance:

She also won acclaim for this belting version of Labrinth's Jealous: