James Kenney
Names James Kenney
Age(s) 35
Hometown Portland, Oregon
Category Over 25s
Mentor Kelly Rowland
Elimination Information
Place Top 16 (No actual place)

James Kenney is an American soul singer from Portland, Oregon who is a returning contestant who first took part in the show in season 1. He is married and has two daughters. Kenney reached the top 16 this season, where he sang "Red" from Australian singer Daniel Merriweather and was eliminated by his mentor Kelly Rowland.


  • He originally auditioned for the X Factor in season 1 and made it to the top 8 in the Over 30s catagory.