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The X Factor: Series 9 - Elimination - 1

The finalists perform live for the first time hoping to impress both the judges and the viewers at home. This week's theme is heroes. Dermot reveals who has topped the vote out of the Wild Cards. Some of the British stars from this year's Olympic Games offer the hopes some words of wisdom. One Direction also offer their advise to the finalists. Most of the acts manage to get good comments from the judges but Louis is critised for the song choice for Union J. Gary also isn't impressed by Rylan. The stand out performance on the night comes from Ella who manages to blow all the judges away with her performance.

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x12
Airdate: Saturday October 06th, 2012
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Phil Heyes

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Adam Burridge
As Himself
Amy Mottram
As Herself
Brian Friedman
As Himself
One Direction
As Themselves
Times Red
As Themselves
Dani King
As Herself
Jade Jones
As Himself
Joanna Rowsell
As Herself
Laura Trott
As Herself
Nicola Adams
As Herself
Pete Reed
As Himself
Tom James
As Himself

Co-Guest Stars
Peter Dickson
voiced Announcer
Main Cast
Louis Walsh
As Judge
Gary Barlow
As Judge


The LIVE shows are here and Nicole and The Boys: James Arthur, Jahmene Douglas, Rylan Clarke, Tulisa and The Girls: Ella Henderson, Lucy Spraggan and Jade Ellis, Gary and The Over28s: Kye Sones, Melanie Masson and Carolynne Poole and Louis and The Groups: “MK1”, “District 3” and “Union J”. The Winner of the Wildcard between Christoper Maloney, Amy Mottram, Adam Burridge and Times Red will be revealed. Dermot O’Leary comes out and welcomes the audience and judges. They take their seats and the winner of the Wildcard is Christopher Maloney. He falls over in joy. ..

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Episode Notes
It was revealed that GMD3 have changed their name to District 3.

Wildcard Vote

Christopher Maloney 63.5%

Amy Mottram 17.8%

Times Red 12.5%

Adam Burridge 6.2%

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Carolynne PooleStarships 
Christopher MaloneyHero 
District 3Simply The Best 
Ella HendersonRule the World 
Jade EllisHero 
Jahmene DouglasImagine 
James ArthurStronger 
Kye SonesMan in the Mirror 
Lucy SpragganMountains 
Melanie MassonGet By 
MK1Champion / Everyone’s a winner 
Rylan ClarkGold 
Union JDon’t Stop Me Now 

Episode Quotes
Gary:( to Jade) Jade this is very interesting, the first big surprise of the night!

Dermot: This year's winner is in the building!

Louis: (to Rylan) I thought I had seen everything on the X Factor but that was amazing!

Nicole: (to Gary) Don't be an old grumpy fart now!

Nicole: (to Ella) There is no words when I watch you, it was stunning, from another planet!

Gary: (to Ella) I hate it when somebody sings one of my own songs ten times better than me!

Warning: The X Factor season 9 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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