The Jamaican singer mentored by Louis Tomlinson beat Scarlett Lee and Anthony Russell in the ITV final
The 24-year-old Jamaican – who was mentored by first-time judge Louis Tomlinson – won the contest without appearing in a single sing-off.
However, The X Factor isn’t Dalton’s first talent show win. In 2010 he won Digicel Rising Stars, a televised talent show in his home country, aged just 16. He released three albums prior to his appearance on The X Factor.
Dalton was hot favourite to the win the contest, with a poll of over 13,000 votes suggesting 62.34% of viewers backed the singer to win. Scarlett and Anthony split the remaining vote, on 20.62% and 17.04% respectively.