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Series 9 - Episode 19
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The decision to allow acts that already had a manager to take part, in order to get “more developed” artists on the show, suggested that
The X Factor
’s bosses wanted to raise the bar this year. And it’s true that they’ve found some remarkably talented singers (either through the usual audition route or by invitation).
But the Great British public loves to throw a spanner in the works, which is why there’s always a Jedward/Wagner who stays in the competition much longer than they perhaps deserve.
At the time of writing, the two weakest singers were still contenders, but perhaps it’s time we let the real talent shine through.
Last week saw one of the biggest shock results in the history of The X Factor as Ella Henderson and James Arthur - until then two of the favourites to win the competition - found themselves in the bottom two. The judges took it to deadlock and it was Ella who was eliminated. Now, the pressure has never been higher as James, Jahmene, Rylan, Christopher and Union J each take on Abba and Motown hits, competing for places in the semi-final - but which of them will disappoint at this crucial stage and who will move another step closer to a record deal and life at the top of the charts? Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa and Louis Walsh listen out for flat notes as the potential pop stars face their most important performances so far. Dermot O'Leary presents.
Full Episode Guide
What's Sharon Osbourne watching? The X Factor judge on her TV viewing habits
Sharon Osbourne reveals her TV loves and hates ahead of a new documentary on BBC4
Who is UK Eurovision entry Lucie Jones?
Matt Terry hasn’t spoken to Simon Cowell since winning The X Factor
ITV axes X Factor spin-off The Xtra Factor after 12 years
Rebecca Ferguson 'accepts' offer to sing at Trump inauguration – on one condition
Honey G’s debut single hits the charts... at number 149
Can 2016 be over yet? X Factor rapper Honey G's new music video is out
X Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry is ALREADY planning a return to the show as a guest judge
Jamie Lee Harrison released a single and made it to X Factor Bootcamp before auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent
Who is Jeanette Akua from The Miss Treats on Britain's Got Talent? You might recognise her from The X Factor
James Corden and Take That reveal the secrets of Carpool Karaoke
Dannii Minogue on why Let It Shine is now a better fit for her than The X Factor