The Mend are a British boy band consisting of members Kris Evans, Dean Kelly, Jay Kontzle and Craig Worsley. They originally auditioned for The X Factor in 2011, but failed to get any further than bootcamp due to having a management deal. They went on to audition for Britain's Got Talent in 2012, and reached the semi-finals but after the public vote was revoked due to the judges' split decision, they failed to go through to the finals. They were then brought back by the judges for the final as a result of a wildcard, and finished in eighth place overall. They released their debut single "Where Were You" on 24 March 2013 independently.