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The X Factor: Series 9 - Elimination - 3

The remaining finalists perform live for the third time hoping to impress both the judges and the viewers at home. This week's theme is club classics. Rylan manages to annoy Gary with what he has to say. Tonight's stand out performances come from James, District 3 and Ella.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 9x16
Airdate: Saturday October 20th, 2012
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Phil Heyes

Guest Stars
Brian FriedmanBrian Friedman
As Himself

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


With the elimination of Melanie Masson, it is down to 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 and Christopher Maloney and Louis and The Groups: “MK1”, “District 3” and “Union J” to prove that they have enough to win it all. Tonight’s theme is Club Classics. Gary says that they have lost 2 from his group despite the singing. Nicole says that this is Rylan’s week. Tulisa says that she is excited. Louis compliments Dermot’s dancing...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Christopher MaloneyWaiting for a Star to Fall 
District 3Beggin / Turn Up the Music 
Ella HendersonYou Got The Love 
Jade EllisFree 
Jahmene DouglasI Say a Little Prayer 
James ArthurSexy and I Know It 
Kye SonesSave the World 
Lucy SpragganTitanium 
MK1Gypsy Woman / Pass Out 
Rylan ClarkOn the Floor / Don't Stop the Music 
Union JWhen Love Takes Over 

Episode Quotes
Nicole: (to Ella) I want to find something to critique you on Ella but I can't! You are beyond your years!

Nicole: (to Christopher) Who doesn't love a warm cheese toastie!

Louis: (to Jade) Every inch a superstar but you didn't sing like a superstar!

Gary: (to James) That wasn't only the performance of the night, that was the performance of the series so far!

Tulisa: (to Union J) Each week you are getting better, better and better and your female fan base is getting stronger, stronger and stronger!

Gary: (to District 3) I have to say you are the revelation of tonight!

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