Finally. There’s been drama, tantrums, and tears, but after 12 long weeks the X-Factor winner is finally going to be announced this weekend. On Saturday night the acts will perform with A-List stars, then one will get the boot. A further elimination will be made halfway through Sunday’s show, and finally, the winner will be announced securing that dream record contract.
The acts’ celebrity pairings have been announced, and it’s a good line up. Matt is to duet with Rihanna, Christina Aguilera with Rebecca, Cher with Will.I.Am, and One Direction with Robbie Williams. We’re not sure how Matt and Rihanna will gel together, and can’t help but feel he would have worked better with Christina. Christina’s voice and confidence is so powerful it may overpower Rebecca, so let’s hope the shy Liverpool lass gives a star performance on the night. Whatever happens, it’s bound to be eventful.
The atmosphere in the X-Factor camp is tense, with contestants more nervous than ever to make it to the finish line. It has been reported that Cher Lloyd is a nervous wreck after hearing there is a growing hate campaign against her. The fragile star admitted: ‘I expect to be going on Saturday. It’s fine. I’ve made it this far and I’m very lucky’. She continued, ‘I know I’m not going to win it, come on, I’m a rapper. Normally people like me don’t get a chance on these shows’.
Simon admitted Cher to be a ‘bit of a brat’ but added ’she is respectful and fun to work with’. Allegedly, each act has recorded their winning single in preparation for the weekend. Cowell has said “Each artist recorded their own song that is geared towards them, they’ve each got their own song’. Perhaps unsuprising given the differing styles of all the acts.
With shock results almost every week, anything could happen, but the current odds are as follows:
Matt Cardle 10/11 favourite to win, Rebecca Ferguson 5/2, One Direction 11/4, Cher 20/1.
so who will you be voting for??