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The X Factor: Series 8 - Final

The three finalists perform live for the last time hoping to impress the judges and viewers at home. The show comes from Wembley Arena. As well as performing on their own each of the acts also performs a duet with their mentor. One Direction, JLS, Leona Lewis and Michael Buble also perform. At the end of the show Dermot reveals that Little Mix and Marcus have the most amount of votes and will continue in the competition.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x30
Airdate: Saturday December 10th, 2011
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Phil Heyes

  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Caroline Flack
As Herself
As Themselves
Leona Lewis
As Herself
Michael Bublé
As Himself
Olly Murs
As Himself
One Direction
As Themselves

Co-Guest Stars
Peter Dickson
voiced Announcer
Main Cast
Louis Walsh
As Judge
Gary Barlow
As Judge
Little Mix
As Themselves
Marcus Collins
As Himself
Amelia Lily
As Herself


Tonight is the Final and Amelia Lily, Marcus Collins and “Little Mix” are in it to win the recording contract that would allow them to be called The X Factor. For the first time in X Factor, there is a group in the Final. The Finalists come out and perform together on stage. They sing wonderfully...

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Episode Notes
The full voting stats for this week were as follows:-

Little Mix: 39.0%
Marcus Collins: 34.5%
Amelia Lily: 26.5%

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Amelia Lily OliverAin't No Other Man 
Amelia Lily Oliver / Kelly RowlandRiver Deep, Mountain High 
Leona LewisHurt 
Little Mix (Rhythmix)You Got The Love 
Little Mix / TulisaI Ain't Got You / Empire State Of Mind 
Marcus CollinsHey Ya 
Marcus Collins / Gary BarlowShe's Always a Woman 
Michael BubléChristmas (Baby Please Come Home) 
One Direction / JLSShe Makes Me Wanna / What Makes You Beautiful 

Episode Quotes
Amelia: Can I say thank you to everyone who voted me back into the competition. I Thank you guys. My ambition was to make it to the final and I did it. This isn't the last you have seen of Amelia Lily.

Gary: (to Amelia) Amelia that was an amazing performance. Being the youngest contestant left, I was worried how you would make the transition from TV studio to Wembley Arena with 10,000 people, but you did it wonderfully.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSimon Cowell
Executive ProducerNigel Hall  |  Richard Holloway  |  Claire Horton
Warning: The X Factor season 8 episode 30 guide may contain spoilers
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