X Factor semi-final song choices revealed

Simon Cowell, Mel B and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's acts Fleur East, Ben Haenow, Andrea Faustini and Lauren Platt are just one week away from this year's final. Here's what they're singing for survival...


X Factor has reached the semi-final. Yes, just four acts remain in the competition: Ben Haenow, Fleur East, Andrea Faustini and Lauren Platt who’ll all be singing their hearts out this Saturday night to make next week’s final show.


Judges and mentors Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Mel B still have acts in the running for the win (two for Cowell, one apiece for the ladies), while Louis Walsh will be able to simply enjoy the music after his final act Stereo Kicks were voted out last weekend

The series finale will, as ever, be jam-packed with action. From duets with huge stars of the charts, to musical guests and the reveal of the winner’s single, all four acts will be desperate to make the cut. 

As such, here’s the songs they’re hoping will earn them the votes and that all important spot in the final show of the series…

Mel B’s last remaining boy

Andrea Faustini will be singing O Holy Night by Mariah Carey and Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus.

Cheryl’s last remaining girl

Lauren Platt will be singing Stay Another Day by East 17/Girls Aloud and Story Of My Life by One Direction.

Simon’s overs

Ben Haenow will be singing Please Come Home For Christmas by The Eagles and Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.

Fleur East will be singing All I Want For Christmas by Mariah Carey and Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson.


The X Factor continues Saturday and Sunday at 8:00pm on ITV