X Factor: who will win this weekend’s star-studded final?
Thousands came to audition, now only three acts remain to sing in front of the X Factor judges – and 10,000 fans – at Wembley Arena this weekend. But who is most likely to win?
A grab-bag of music stars including Coldplay, Michael Buble, Leona Lewis, JLS and One Direction will perform over the weekend – and in a new twist, Amelia, Little Mix and Marcus will perform on Saturday with their mentors Kelly, Tulisa and Gary.
On Saturday night, the three finalists will sing two songs each while the public vote for who they want to win. At the end of Saturday’s show the lines will be frozen and the act with the lowest number of votes goes out of the competition. The two remaining singers then go head to head in Sunday’s show when one of them will be crowned the winner of The X Factor 2011.
The boys’ mentor Gary Barlow said:
“This is the biggest final The X Factor has ever done. Being at Wembley Arena for the first time and in front of 10,000 people with Coldplay performing, I can’t wait – it’s going be an amazing night.”
So who is most likely to win the final?
Low point: sailing through the auditions, boot camp and judges’ houses only to be ejected by Kelly in the first week of live shows.
High point: being voted back into the competition by the public, and making it to the live final (hm, perhaps Kelly Rowland doesn’t know what she’s talking about).
Will she win? the British public love a loser and a comeback – and Amelia has managed both in just a few weeks. She can only improve her underdog credentials by taking to the stage cradled in the arms of Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards. She can also belt out the tunes like a trouper, but has a tendency to veer into being a bit shouty at times.
Low point: being ejected from the competition as individual singers and being cobbled together as a manufactured girl band (mind you, it didn’t do Girls Aloud any harm).
High point: confounding expectations, and actually proving popular with the voting public. Also, for being the first girl group to make it to the final.
Will they win? Not likely. The history of groups in The X Factor is patchy at best – with JLS and, um, Jedward the only memorable acts to make it to the final stages. But maybe this year the Little Mix ladies can turn it around…
Low point: Marcus has managed to dodge anything resembling a ‘low point’ so far – will this weekend’s final be his lowest point so far?
High point: Marcus is well known for turning in slick, professional performances week after week, but arguably his best moment was his 50s style rendition of Jackie Wilson’s Reet Petite in Club Classics week.
Will he win? Marcus has been mooted as a possible winner since the early stages of the live shows – but that’s no guarantee of success – especially if the public neglect to pick up the phone and vote…
Who will you be voting for? Let us know below.
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