X Factor UK S12E27 – Week 7 – The Final

Live, from Wembley Arena …

The X Factor airs tonight at 8:00pm GMT (9:00pm CET, 3:00pm EDT, 12:00am PDT) on ITV 1 (125min).

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Song Spoilers for this weekend!

The official Sony websites of all three X Factor finalists are up:

We start with a pre-taped video, titled “The Night Before Final”, showing the final 3 phoning their families. The battle of the win is fierce.

The theme of the final is “The Best of British”. And then, we see a spoof of a John Lewis commercial, featuring the one and only Louis Walsh.

Olly and Caroline enter the arena from the lobby. The judges arrive in the most glamorous way possible. Cheryl with a limo and red carpet, Nick with records, Rita doesn’t even have to walk … And Simon’s entrance is Star Wars themed.

We are taken back to the start o the season. That was one quick recap of the season.

Che enters the arena, singing Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight”. I guess they will be entering the arena singing their first song choice. Louisa enters singing Christina Aguilera’s “Fighter”. Reggie’N’Bollie enter rapping Kriss Kross’ “Jump”. The whole segment is boxing match-themed.

13 minutes in and the first round of performances is done. The voting is now open!

Round 2:

Che Chesterman – Valerie – Mark Ronson Ft. Amy Winehouse
We see footage from Che’s homecoming. Che tears up a bit at home. He visits his local high school where Nick Grimshaw joins the party bus. Lots of people. Performance at Royal Albert Hall.
This performance is themed American diner. There are even two hamburgers with dancers sitting on meat and tomato. Lot’s of dancers. Is this the third Amy Winehouse song performed by Che this season? What does “Valerie” have to do with hamburgers?
Rita says Che is in the final for a reason. She congratulates him for making it this far. Cheryl says his vocal is God-given. She calls him dolphin-boy. Simon didn’t understand hamburgers. He calls Che the underdog to win the competition. He says this performance was like a musical with too much production and says he has to get it together for the next performance. Nick disagrees with Simon. For him, this performance was PERFECT.

Reggie’N’Bollie – Spice Up Your Life / Boom Boom Boom – Spice Girls / Outhere Brothers
Cheryl sent RnB to her own hometown, Newcastle. The guys are from Ghana and they live somewhere in North London now. They get a lovely reception in Newcastle. They perform for a huge crowd. The next day they visit the town where Reggie used to live. Cheryl joins them there. Their wives and children appear. Cheryl and the wives cry.
They get huge red lips above the stage and RnB letters on the stage. Also a lot of dancers. Huge production. Some twerking.
Simon says it was one if the weirdest song combinations. He says the vocals were shout-y. LOL. He thinks they can win the show. Nick says they got a great response from the audience. Rita says the performance was a bit cruise ship for her. She says it was a shout-y competition. Cheryl says she wants to go to that cruise ship.

Louisa Johnson – I Believe I Can Fly – R Kelly

Louisa went home to Essex with Rita Ora. We see her family and lot’s of supporters. Then she visits her old primary school. Little kids in school uniforms! Louisa performs in the school gym.
Louisa and the stage are all in white. She has a huge choir and the strings backing her up. I think TPTB are trying to convince us Louisa belongs in heaven. This performance is kinda static compared to the previous two. No dancing or jumping around the stage. Huge vocals.
Cheryl says she believes she can fly too. 17 years old, never in the sing off … Simon says he thinks Louisa is an angel. 17 years old and she can sing! Nick also concludes Louisa CAN SING. Rita says Louisa is everything this competition is about.


X Factor winners Leona Lewis and Ben Haenow are performing a duet. First they sing “Slamming Doors” and then “Run”. This just isn’t great.

A pre-filmed video of the judges convincing Simon to wear an ugly Christmas jumper.

Che Chesterman & Rod Stewart – The First Cut is the Deepest
Wow, what an awkward VT with Che and Nick… So much fakery. His dad is very proud of his son.
This is very middle-of-the-road. This just isn’t great. OH. They only rehearsed this afternoon once. Well that explains it, then. Che knows he is destined for a 3rd place finish.

8Reggie’N’Bollie & Fuse ODG & Craig David – Dangerous Love & Rewind
Cheryl is doing at faking a nice supportive VT for her act. Reggie’s wife breaks down in tears.
This “trio” was pretty energetic.

Louisa Johnson & Rita Ora – And I Am Telling You
Nice VT with Rita Ora and Louisa’s parents.
Louisa gets to sing with her mentor. And they are taking on a huge song. It’s not a Rita Ora song … It’s the dreaded song from “Dreamgirls”. Pretty good scream-off.

Recap of all the performance tonight.

Next, another duet!

Little Mix and Fleur East – “Black Magic” & “Sax”
Huge production! They make the Leona-Ben duet seem pathetic.

Another recap of the performances.

5 minute warning!

Commercial break.

The vote is now frozen. One more guest performance!

Rod Stewart – Please
He performs better on his own, LOL.

Results after the break.


The judges join their finalists.

TOP 2:
Louisa Johnson

3rd PLACE FINISHER: Che Chesterman

The voting is about to re-open now.

Adele, One Direction and Coldplay perform tomorrow night.

‘It has been an amazing journey’: Che Chesterman is voted off The X Factor after receiving the fewest public votes
Che Chesterman became the sole casualty of Saturday’s X Factor.

The 19 year-old was voted off ITV’s annual talent competition after performing two live songs at London’s Wembley Arena – but failing to sufficiently impress both the judges and public.

The dramatic exit means that Louisa Johnson and Reggie N Bollie will now go head-to-head in the show’s grand finale on Sunday evening.
Read more: Daily Mail

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini makes a very grand entrance as she struts onto the X Factor stage in glittering red gown…amid mounting speculation over her marriage
She’s had a tough week as speculation over her marriage builds.

But Cheryl Fernandez-Versini strutted her worries away as she made a very grand entrance onto the stage for the X Factor final on Saturday night.

The singer looked incredible in a red carpet worthy glittering gown as she walked to her judges’ seat surrounded by hunky men in tuxes, while Lady Gaga’s hit Paparazzi blared out.
Read more: Daily Mail

Girl power! Little Mix and Fleur East put on a VERY leggy display as they team up for epic mash up of their hit singles during all-star X Factor final
They both got their big break on The X Factor.

And during Saturday night’s live show, 2011 winners Little Mix returned to the stage alongside last year’s runner up Fleur East for an epic collaboration.

The girls wowed the audience at Wembley and viewers at home as they strutted onto stage for a mash up of their hits Black Magic and Sax during the 2015 final weekend.
Read more: Daily Mail

Louis Walsh makes a fleeting return to The X Factor in festive spoof of John Lewis’ Man on the Moon Christmas advert during show’s final weekend
Fans were bereft when he wasn’t invited back to this year’s X Factor.

But Louis Walsh made a fleeting return to the ITV talent show on Saturday night in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it spoof of the famous John Lewis Christmas ad.

The former judge, who was axed from Simon Cowell’s series after 11 years on the panel, was seen playing the man on the moon part from the store’s festive campaign.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘This could win them the contest’: Craig David’s steals the show as his X Factor set with Reggie N Bollie triumphs over Rod Stewart and Rita Ora’s celeb duets
He was an unlikely addition to the X Factor line-up.

But Craig David stole the show when he performed as part of the two-part finale in London’s Wembley Arena on Saturday night.

The 34 year-old star – who first rose to fame in 1999 – generated a huge buzz, both online and in person, after delivering a near-flawless set.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Not our fault’: Caroline Flack takes to Twitter to defend The X Factor live final technical gaffes as viewers slam ’embarrassing’ incidents
Caroline Flack has hit back on Twitter to defend herself and X Factor co-host Olly Murs’ presenting skills, after the show was marred by technical issues.

The 36-year-old insisted that she and her 31-year-old co-host were not to blame for the evening’s faults after the pair were criticised on social networking.

She tweeted: ‘Not our fault. Technical issue. Get your facts right’
Read more: Daily Mail

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