X Factor UK Season 9: Week 9 Results

4 become 3 …

According to TV Guide, tonight’s show airs at 8:00pm BST (3:00pm EDT, 12:00pm PDT) on ITV1 (60min). The Xtra Factor airs at 09:00pm BST (60min) on ITV2.

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The Fix Factor

Phone lines are still open.

And now, the remaining 4 acts are singing with Rod Stewart. How exciting!

Recap of last night’s performances and comments. More excitement! [/sarcasm]

And now, it’s time for a performance of our very own X Factor judge Tulisa. I think it’s pre-recorded. “Sight of You” is her new single. Well … Let’s just say I’m really happy it’s finally over. Pink is performing next, YAY!

This year’s winner’s single will be a charity single. All profits got to “Together for Short Lives” charity.

5 minute warning.

Pink is performing her new single “Try”.

The lines are now closed. Results after the break. No final showdown this week.

We are back. And … no results yet, we get another video of the 4 finalists first. They all want to be in the final, they all want to win, we GET IT.

Finally, Gary, Nicole and Louis bring the 4 finalists on stage.

The results:
Final 3:

James Arthur
Christopher Maloney
Jahmene Douglas

Going home: Union J

Boooooooooooooooooo. The only decent act of the 4 and they are going home.

The boys sing Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” once again.

Mateja Praznik

I study law at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In my free time I like to read books, watch TV and listen to music. I'm also a huge cat lover and I own 5 cats and a dog.
I cover X Factor UK for MJsBigBlog.com.

  • Oldhag

    Jaymi is incredible. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis
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  • Oldhag

    Can we just vote her off?  She’d have not made it far if she had tried out.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Yikes. Tulisa does a better job doing her other kind of job.

    Actually, not really.

  • Whatiswrongwithus


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  • shell29

    LOL…Chris is invincible.  I’m convinced he’ll be the X Factor champ.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Jaymi should leave that group. The rest of the boys are dragging him down. The next big boyband, Louie? In your dreams.

  • WestiesRule

    Who votes over there? Chris makes my ears bleed. There is nothing original about him.

  • Oldhag

    The best vocalist of the competition just left.  I’ll miss hearing Jaymi sing.

  • SullyD

    Poor Union J, I’m not into boybands, but it was fun to see them growing throughout the season.
    And LOL at Chris making into the finals. I might actually start rooting for him just to see the judges reactions (yeah, I know, it’s a bad reason to root for someone, but I’m only human, lol).

  • shell29

    George really is just kinda “there” isn’t he-doesn’t rbring much to the table accept to be a bootleg Harry knockoff I guess?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

     Go, Maloney!! LOL

  • shell29

    I hate it for him but I have to admit I’m waiting to see what sort of tricks TPTB will pull to try to sabotage Chris this week. Nothing has worked so far.

  • http://twitter.com/jepriy Jepoy Ramos

    so freakin sad that Union J got eliminated. Why is Chris even in the finals. Ughhhhhh

    Rooting for James Arthur to win it all

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

     I’m team Maloney already. He’s doing it for the “nans”!!!

  • Nedsdag

    I’m happy Busker James is in the final. I always thought Union J was Jaymi, the two other Js, and George whose face looked like parts from other people’s faces. Even his “Harry Hair” was curled with curling iron. They seemed to be more parts than the whole.

  • elliegrll

    Ah, I’m going to miss Union J.  Honestly, everyone had at least one good performance yesterday.  For the first time I actually watched the performances on Youtube, and there’s at least one performance for everyone that I’ve watched multiple times. 

    I think that Jahmene has to be the front runner.  He has the type of personality and backstory that voters tend to favor, and he’s kept the shy guy persona throughout the competition.

  • Oldhag

    I hope Union J’s “winner’s” song get leaked like One Direction’s did.  It is Skyscraper and I think they would do a great job of it.

  • Oldhag

    They will be dueting next week with their mentor’s like they did last year. Makes one suspect they knew Union J wasn’t making it, and wanted it that way.  Can you imagine Louis singing – haha!

  • Listening

    I don’t think Jaymi would sell on his own he’s a little too dramatic in his singing style. Jaymi by himself would be too much kind of over the top. The group and Jaymi both gain from their association. Jaymi  gets his dramatic singing style tempered and within the group he appears even better than he actually is and  the group gains some oomph and power w/ Jaymi in it.

  • Mateja Praznik

    They could always get Robbie Williams or Tulisa to do the job.

    Now Nicole will have to do two duets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pietro-Matos/100000170166826 Pietro Matos

    I find this top 4 really boring. Nobody is special and James is really overrated i reckon he had some “moments” and others were just crap no real competition after Ella’s departure and she was boring as well. It’s really annoying how James and Jahmene never got any negative or constructive feedback from the judges the whole season. Very unfair with the other contestants. None of them will be a stars. I hope Chris in the UK and Cece in the US can shut down this franchise once for all. X-factor is a huge manipulative mess.

  • Mateja Praznik

    I don’t think any of the three duets will top this duet below:

  • Oldhag

    I don’t think Jaymi would sell on his own he’s a little too dramatic in his singing style. Jaymi by himself would be too much kind of over the top. The group and Jaymi both gain from their association. Jaymi gets his dramatic singing style tempered and within the group he appears even better than he actually is and the group gains some oomph and power w/ Jaymi in it.

    I totally agree.  As much as I like Jaymi, by being set off by Josh and the rest he sounds much better, otherwise he’d just be too much.  Plus, he isn’t near the girl magnet as the rest, even before he officially came out.  There’s nothing wrong with his looks but he’s not eye candy like the other three.

  • Oldhag

    Yeah, but it is an amusing, entertaining manipulative mess.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

     Has any duet on the show ever topped that one?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tammyluebrecht Tammy Luebrecht

    Union J was absolutely the most marketable of the final 4 and now all that’s left is the Trio of Boredom!

  • Mateja Praznik

    Steve Brookstein is reportedly backing Christopher Maloney. Yikes.


  • elliegrll

    People keep saying that they can have the same level of success as One Direction, but they don’t seem to be as popular as that group was when they were on the show.  Or, maybe it’s just that they haven’t had any of the judges continually saying that they will be the next big thing, like Simon and company did when One Direction was competing.  

    I like Union J, but I wouldn’t say that they were exciting.  

  • Listening

    I’m sad to see Union J but I can’t help but cheer a bit that all the manipulation the judges/producers did to get rid of Christopher failed. Also I revel in the fact that Louis from one direction’s negative tweets about Christopher didn’t oust him either. There was no rally to boost all the other contestants above Chris and if there was it wasn’t enough. I revel in it b/c I feel w/ all his success Louis/ 1D has gotten full of himself/theiselves. Simply too pompous at times. Louis especially he rides the coattails of the other’s vocally since he’s by far the worst singer. His voice as an annoying nasally/squeaky not quite sure what’s going on there quality to it.

  • davedpg

    Syco have already got Chris’ album title and artwork sorted 


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5HGXDY5SA4QJRME7OQJXRJYE4M James M.

    Ahh, Union J was literally the only boy band I could somewhat get into. Kinda lame that they’re gone. I hate their kind of music, though, so it’s not of huge loss to me, but honestly they are leagues above One Direction (aside from the fact that they kind of look like triplets with George thrown in, but in terms of singing ability, yes, so much better). I mean, I kinda liked Emblem 3 a few times, and they’re not as douchebaggy as people make them out to be…. but eh.

    I kinda hope it’s Jahmene who wins. I like James from time to time but he is overrated. Chris is annoying. Jahmene is a bit too reserved/shy for his own good (I know his background and I totally respect him and feel for that, but for some reason that “talk then laugh at self” thing is kind of annoying). That and he does at least have something I like in his voice even if he is really boring.

    Yawnfest of a season. At least Rylan gave me something to hate every week. Not the healthiest way to enjoy a show.

  • Nedsdag

    I guess Christopher finishes third then. Tee Hee!

    As for Jaymi not making it as a solo artist, he’s over the top, but there’s no doubting his talent. I’d rather listen to him as a solo artist, than Christopher.

    As for the finalists being boring, it’s sad that the one contestant who couldn’t sing was the most memorable. I’d rather not mention his name, but he left last week.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5HGXDY5SA4QJRME7OQJXRJYE4M James M.

    And the potentially best singer in the bunch was too old to get a chance to do something huge, being eliminated in 11th (I think). 

  • bahogbugan_simj

    the only real good male singer (NOT singerS) just left

    worst top three EVAH in the worst UK season EVAH!

    Jahmene – nails on chalkboard
    James – diarrhea
    Christopher – lobotomy

    i’m kind of hoping Christopher wins now.  they picked him to compete for the wildcard spot.  so the show deserves this kind of weiner

    FOR NAN!!!

  • durbesque

    Oooh…where do I pre-order?!!!

  • Reflects On Life

    Union J can easily do well as a “man band” (with the right songs, mkting, and mgmt) ala The Wanted or JLS, but they won’t steal the “boy band” throne from 1D.  1D look like boys, aren’t overly dressed or styled, are (now at least) good but not fantastic singers, and would seem theoretically attainable to a tween girl.  Union J look like young men, not like boys – tweens will not identify with them as fantasy boyfriends. 

    Not to mention that their highly stylized hair and clothes, subtle makeup, and wide open vocals are very much a throwback to the ’80s “2nd British Invasion” ala George Michael, Rick Astley, Tears for Fears, and the like. This is not a look that the tweens identify with at all, though their mothers might ;).

    As for Jaymi’s vocals being “too much”, several contemporary rock or alt-rock bands are fronted by men with theatrical vocals – The Killers, Panic at the Disco, and Muse come to mind.  Jaymi could definitely have a career fronting a band like that – he’s got those arena-rock vocals.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Christopher is so going to win this!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.mitchell.3954546 Bill Mitchell

    Considering the tween girl heavy voting demographic of these singing shows i am surprised the boy bamds never win.  Hell supergroup One Direction lost.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.mitchell.3954546 Bill Mitchell

    The amazing thing is thst none of the remaiming groups are even remotely current.

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    JAMES ARTHUR better win this! He’s the only credible one to win out of the 3, that’s for sure! At least I get to listen to him another week.

    To me, he’s been the 2nd most interesting male contestant to come out of XF UK since Matt Cardle in terms of musical ability and uniqueness (not so much looks LOL). And sometimes, he sounds like Elvis! Lol

  • Amber Alk

    I guess it’s an unpopular opinion but I like this final. James and Jahmene along with Ella who sadly left before the final have been my favorite contestants all season. Christopher has a good voice. Would have rather had union J there though.

  • Amber Alk

     I disagree about Rylan being the most memorable. For me James Arthur is the most memorable contestant in not just this year but all 9 seasons.

  • Mateja Praznik

    More album covers for Chris Maloney:

  • Mateja Praznik

    Another one.

  • Tanya Harvey

    I could easily listen to Jaymi sing solo. I love his voice.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I’m watching Union J performances again and, as a vocal group, they might be the best boy band the show had. They really do harmonies and they sing for real (George not much). 

    They could easily boot someone like Chris if they changed the voting system. I may understand they can’t have free phone votes, but why not free votes on the internet? That would aloud young people to powervote their favorite acts.

  • Oldhag

    They were much better than the show ever gave them credit for, and I don’t get it.  Gary Barlow the last two weeks gave them critques designed to get them sent home.  I can’t figure out why TPTB wouldn’t want them in the finals.