Who is advancing to the final?
The X Factor airs tonight at 8:00pm GMT (9:00pm CET, 3:00pm EDT, 12:00am PDT) on ITV 1 (60min).
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A week from today the winner of X Factor UK S12 will be revealed. It’s crystal clear who is the chosen one this year: Louisa Johnson. Just last night we saw her get top notch track production, the best sound effect and the best stage production. She even wore a Balmain dress during her first performance.
Reggie’N’Bollie are also wanted in the final to liven up the Wembley arena. They can’t really sing, but their chosen musical lane – reggae/dancehall doesn’t require much vocal ability. TPTB hyped them a lot – hopefully not enough to win the show.
Che Chesterman can sing and can turn in a pleasant performance, but he is very boring and has no star quality whatsoever.
Lauren Murray is a very good singer, but she isn’t the chosen one. And last night wasn’t her night. Her first performance was very poor due to her illness. She also got no help from the production.
So, who is leaving us tonight? We don’t know whether there is a sing off tonight. There used to be no sing off in the semifinal, but a few year ago this changed. I think TPTB want to get rid of Lauren, to stop the vote splitting with Louisa and ensure that Rita, Cheryl and Nick each have one act in the final. Rita has two acts, Louisa is the chosen one, so Lauren is the odd one out.
Another cold open. The TOP 4 stand on stage. Reggie’N’Bollie in green and yellow, Louisa in orange, Lauren in red and black and Che in blue.
Jason Derulo and Sia are performing tonight.
After tonight, we will have more judges than contestants!
We are getting a reminder of the first round performances first.
TOP 4 sing Pharrell’s “Happy”. It’s super slowed down … and Reggie’N’Bollie do a rap, since they can’t sing.
Recap of the second round.
First guest performer tonight is Jason Derulo. Last night he dueted with Little Mix at Capital’s Jingle Ball. Tonight he is performing “Want You To Want Me”.
Olly gives us the 5 minute warning.
We are back from the break and the voting is now closed.
Sia is here, performing her new single “Alive”. She says she is releasing an album of rejects.
We are back from the commercial break. Caroline and Olly say the proceeds from the sales of this year’s winner’s single will got to two charities. We get to see a heartbreaking video of a little girl with two life threatening conditions. The first charity to get help is “Together For Short Lives”.
Time for the results! Over 3 million votes!
The judges join their acts on stage.
Lauren Murray – Fight Song (Rachel Platten)
Che Chesterman – Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)
Nick sends home Lauren Murray.
Rita sends home Che Chesterman.
Cheryl sends home Lauren Murray.
Simon sends home Che Chesterman.
The contestant leaving us tonight is Lauren Murray.
The Final 3:
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The Final 3 will head across the country this week. Each act gets a bus with their picture and name.
And then there were three! Lauren Murray is booted out of The X Factor as Che Chesterman heads to final after Simon Cowell allows vote to go to deadlock
Lauren Murray has been voted off The X Factor ahead of next week’s final.
The London-born hopeful went head-to-head with Che Chesterman on Sunday night’s live semi-final results show, although she received the lowest amount of public votes and was subsequently sent home.
Simon Cowell was left with the casting decision between the duo yet he allowed the vote to go to deadlock as he was indecisive leading to Lauren’s departure – making Louisa Johnson, Che and Reggie N Bollie the three finalists.
Read more: Daily Mail
The race is on! Reggie N Bollie, Louisa Johnson and Che Chesterman are revealed as The X Factor’s 2015 finalists
This year’s The X Factor has been as dramatic as ever.
And this Sunday’s semi-final results show was as eventful as ever as Simon Cowell allowed the results to go to deadlock leading to the departure of Lauren Murray.
The music mogul’s decision means that the 2015 X Factor finalists are Che Chesterman, Reggie N Bollie and Louisa Johnson who will be battling it out to be crowned the show’s winner before releasing a single aiming to be Christmas number one.
Read more: Daily Mail
Risqué Rita Ora goes braless in sensational sparkling jumpsuit while Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is mellow in yellow with luminous maxi-dress during X Factor semis results
As the final approaches, they are upping the style stakes.
And Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Rita Ora made sure all eyes were on them as they rcoked breathtaking ensembles on The X Factor semi-final results show on Sunday night.
The 25-year-old Hot Right Now hitmaker put on yet another chesty display in a plunging gown while the former Girls Aloud star, 32, was rocking an exquisite sunflower yellow maxi dress with a black detail extending along the back.
Read more: Daily Mail