The X Factor 2012 finalists do it Gangnam style in viral video

Lip-synching and "invisible horse dancing" galore as the 12 acts try their hands at recreating Psy's chart-topping phenomenon

They still have some way to go before they experience superstardom for real but the 12 acts to make the X Factor live finals have already had a taste of what it takes to get to number one, as they dance and lip-synch to South Korean rapper Psy’s chart-topping track Gangnam Style in a new viral video.


James Arthur, Rylan Clark, Jahmene Douglas, Jade Ellis, Ella Henderson, Lucy Spraggan, Melanie Masson, Carolynne Poole, Kye Sones and the members of GMD3, MK1, Union J all (well, almost all) throw themselves into recreating Psy’s trademark “invisible horse dance” in the clip, which has been viewed over 76,000 times since it was posted on YouTube on Sunday.

Watch the video below and, hey, if you feel inspired, why not try channeling a bit of Gangnam Style yourself…


Meanwhile, a 13th X Factor finalist will join the current 12 after the judges were each asked to select a fourth “wildcard” act to vie for the place in a public vote. Choose your favourite act here.