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Series 9 - Final (Result) - Recap

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With Christopher Maloney sent home last night, the Finals conclude tonight with James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas competing for the prize of 100,000 and a recording contract. Emeli Sande, One Direction and Rihanna are going to be performing tonight as well. Dermott O’Leary comes out and welcomes the crowd. The X Factor Finalists of the season come out and sing a Christmas Medley.

Jahmene Douglas is first up for the night. It is the song of the series and he has chosen “Angels”. He says that the audience really connected with it. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Louis says that he is a fantastic role model and says that he is living proof that Dreams Come True. He says that he has so much soul. Tulisa says that she is happy that he picked that song and says that it was amazing and says that he moved everyone. Gary says that he has been battling with his past, but fighting for his future. He says that it is another stunning night for him. Nicole is in tears and says that he brings so much spirit and hope to the stage. He says that he is like a beacon of light.

James Arthur is next up and for his song of the series is going to be “Let’s Get It On”. He says that he loved the reaction that he got last time and this is his chance to do the song again and bring it again. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Louis says that every week he brings it and says that he is ready to go. Louis tells that Nicole has been amazing. Tulisa says that they all felt that he was at a concert of his and says that he deserves to win the competition. Gary says that he doesn’t need anything and says that he is ready to record. Nicole says that she is humbled and is blessed to have worked with him all this time.

After watching a clip of the journey of the X Factor season, Nicole says that her highlight was last night. Gary jokes and says that it is Rylan. Tulisa says that it was Lucy Spraggan and her “Tea and Toast” song. Louis says that it was working with Union J and also wearing a onesie. They take a look at all the success of the winners of X Factor and Runner-Ups. After the clip, One Direction performs on stage with their hit single. Afterward, Dermott talks to them about how it is to be in the Final.

After a video of the Finalists going to an event and tell that all the proceeds of the winning single goes to charity. They meet with families of the children who have short lives, Emeli Sande comes out and performs her hit single. Afterward, Dermott talks about the new album and she tells the Finalists to just enjoy it and remember the night.

Jahmene Douglas performs again and he says that his audition was his hardest thing to ever do. He says that the highlight was taking his mother to the Woman Empowerment Awards. He comes out and sings “Let It Be”. Afterward, Louis says that he has so much soul and passion and says that it was a great rendition. Tulisa says that she is happy that he is in the Final and no matter what, they both deserve to win. Gary says that this is simple and says that he has an unbelievable voice and talent. Nicole says it was an honest performance and says that she is so proud of him.

James Arthur performs again and he says that his audition was tough and that he was amazed that the X Factor has changed his life. He says that he never imagined that he would get support from people who sell millions of records. He comes out and sings “Impossible”. Afterward, Louis says that was a powerful performance and says that his life is going to change after this. Tulisa says that from the second she saw him perform; she got him and says that he has been in the deep dark debts. He is an inspirer. Gary says that he came in as a true artist. He says that he is proud to see him and says that he knows best. Nicole says that he is never going back to his old life and says that it is going to be great.

Rihanna performs on stage and sings her hit single. She shows that she has what it takes to be a performer in today’s music industry. Afterward, Dermott talks to her about the new album and says that it was great to have her.

The results are in and the Finalists make their way to the center of the stage. After weeks of competition, the contestant in 2nd place is Jahmene Douglas. This means that James Arthur is the winner of the X Factor! James says thank you to everyone. Jahmene says that it is a blessing to share the stage with James. He sings “Impossible” again on stage. That is it for another year!

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