The X Factor

Series 9 - Episode 13



We’ve got over the hysteria of the judges’ houses round (where Rylan Clark gave the performance of a lifetime and I’m not referring to his singing), discovered the identity of the wild card act and got used to the new look of the restyled acts.

So, give or take a few twists, now we can concentrate on getting to know the performers and start to pick out our favourites. The bookies, of course, have already decided which act they think will win — either Ella Henderson or Jahmene Douglas, at the time of writing — but it’s early days. Just remember how close Wagner got to being in the final.


The remaining contestants take to the stage in the second live studio round, and for Rylan Clark, who survived last week's sing-off against Carolynn Poole, the pressure will be on to give the performance of a lifetime as the singers battle to win praise from the tough-talking judges and persuade viewers to pick up their phones and vote. Gary Barlow is in charge of the over-28s, Nicole Scherzinger has got the boys, Tulisa looks after the girls and Louis Walsh has the groups. Dermot O'Leary hosts.
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