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The X Factor: Series 9 - Elimination - 8

The remaining finalists perform live for the eighth time hoping to impress both the judges and the viewers at home. This week each act has to perform twice and the theme is Abba and Motown. James manages to get the best comments from the judges this week whilst Christopher and Rylan get the worst.

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x26
Airdate: Saturday November 24th, 2012
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Phil Heyes

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8/10 (1 Vote cast)
Co-Guest Stars
Peter DicksonPeter Dickson
voiced Announcer
Main Cast
Louis WalshLouis Walsh
As Judge
Gary BarlowGary Barlow
As Judge


With the shocking elimination of Ella Henderson, it is now down to Nicole and The Boys: James Arthur, Jahmene Douglas, Rylan Clarke, Gary and Christopher Maloney and Louis and “Union J” to take the prize at the end. Tonight the singers are going to perform two songs each. The judges talk and Gary says that he can’t believe the results. Tulisa says that she is still going to be the same as a judge. It is Abba and Motown Week...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Christopher MaloneyFernando 
Christopher MaloneyDancing On The Ceiling 
Jahmene DouglasI Have a Dream 
Jahmene DouglasTracks of My Tears 
James ArthurSOS 
James ArthurLet's Get It On 
Rylan ClarkMamma Mia 
Rylan ClarkBaby Love / Stop In The Name Of Love 
Union JThe Winner Takes It All 
Union JI'll Be There 

Episode Quotes
Louis: (to Rylan) You're the people's champion, man!

Tulisa: (to Union J) The vocals were on point tonight!

Nicole: (to Jahmene) I don't think it was another great performance, for me it was the performance!

Louis: (to James) I never felt that angst and Abba would work so well!

Nicole: (to Christopher) It was a little bit of a snoozer for me!

Nicole: (to James) You are like hot butter that melts in our mouths!

Warning: The X Factor season 9 episode 26 guide may contain spoilers
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