The X Factor 2012: finals week one – live blog

Three months of pitchy weirdness starts right here! Jack Seale is following all the action as the final 12 (+1) sing live - for goodness' sake, join him


Ella Henderson! Jahmene Douglas! James Arthur! Lucy Spraggan! Jade Ellis! Melanie Masson! Carolynne Poole! Kye Sones! Rylan Clark! MK1! Union J! GMD3, or whatever you’re called now!


If you saw your name in that list, get off the internet and get down to the X Factor studios – you’re booked to do some singing tonight. The rest of you, hello and welcome to the start of this year’s live shows and consequent live blogs. It’s going to be great! And if it isn’t great, we’ll face it together, you and me…


This blog is, like, so over! But you can still read it: try the archived version…