Saturday, 6 December, 2008

X Factor 2008 Final – JLS, Alexandra and Eoghan as Diana out

After a nail-biting semi final, it was again down entirely to the public vote as to who went through and who went home.

There were over two million votes tonight, but with only three places in the final and four acts remaining there were always going to be tears. Diana Vickers, mentored by Cheryl Cole, cried and hugged Eoghan as she was told that she wasn’t going to make the final.

“I’ve absolutely loved it [...] I’ve met some amazing people” was all that Diana could say as Cheryl looked on, also in tears. Diana sang the show out to ‘White Flag’ by Dido.


  1. I cant believe what i have just witnessed! Diana’s last song on the show and her ’so called’ friend took away her final opportunity, not to mention OUR chance to see her perform her finale from the show! Eoghan you should be ashamed of yourself and X factor for allowing it to happen!! Hope justice prevails!!!!

    Comment by Stella Parrington — Saturday, 6 December, 2008 @ 21:31

  2. i wanted Diana to win waaahhhhhh!!!!!!!!

    i will miss her

    by the way Miley Cyrus was great

    Comment by holly — Saturday, 6 December, 2008 @ 21:40

  3. hey diana you were fantastic eoghan dont worry the x factor live will bring you together again.
    love you all.

    Comment by hannah — Saturday, 6 December, 2008 @ 21:45

  4. There is sanity in the UK after all!!!!!

    About time

    Comment by MP — Saturday, 6 December, 2008 @ 22:10

  5. Diana u were great eghoan should of gone i wish u all the best for the future dont stop singin ur great xxx

    Comment by Lewis vaughan — Saturday, 6 December, 2008 @ 22:11

  6. omg get a grip to person below
    how can u blame him for diana leaving wasnt his choice was it, if she was that good then people wud have voted for her end of really, personaly i think she was better this week although her voice grates on me, but it was always gonna be between her and him this week cos as simon said alex and jls were in a different league to them too, and lets be honest neither of them had a hope of winning while alex is still in because she is class u cant fault her

    Comment by claire — Saturday, 6 December, 2008 @ 22:25

  7. i meant the person who wrote first post…..stop blubbing she was unique but not in a good way

    Comment by claire — Saturday, 6 December, 2008 @ 22:26

  8. Ilove the british public, they recognise talent when they see it. Kudos guys… Let’s now cocentrate on the final three

    Comment by Yvonne — Saturday, 6 December, 2008 @ 22:34

  9. Utterly guttered. She was my fave to win. :/
    Not only was the she most gorgeous (obvious benefit) but her voice was the most unique of the bunch. Eoghan’s voice is too weak, JLS are just “another boy band” and Alexandra, well, we’re not quite tired of Leona Lewis yet, are we?

    Comment by Shane Rounce — Saturday, 6 December, 2008 @ 22:53

  10. I love her! i thought she was great tonight! i hope Eoghan wins but if he does not i hope Alexandra does!


    Comment by derrius — Sunday, 7 December, 2008 @ 00:21

  11. Shane Rounce,
    We are not quite tired of Leona Lewis yet, are we? I wonder what makes you think Alex is being like Leona? Not in my opinion!!!
    I suggest you put up an Alex/Leona Performances head to head with each together (can check out on u-tube)and see the difference for yourself.
    Alex is simply Unique, very versatile and is not just too British Enclined but can represent Britain’s Pop talent anywhere in the world. Thats what is called star talent.
    Diana could have probably done the same, but there you go, she’s out. Am sure it was a very insignificant margin clearly seperating all contestants last nite.For instance, Eoghan might have just had 6 votes to Diana having 5.95!!!!!!

    Comment by lunmsy — Sunday, 7 December, 2008 @ 09:14

  12. Alex: Unbreak my heart (view in HD)

    Alex: Don’t stop the music (view in HD)


    Comment by jess white — Sunday, 7 December, 2008 @ 11:04

  13. Thank goodness, I know Diana had a following, but honestly her voice was terrible. Eughon can only perform when he has a large backing group behind him, and Simon knows that, he himself admitted last night, that he only backed Eughon because he is his mentor, and that the other two are in a different league. I was hoping Ruth would win, but seeing as thats finished with I am hoping for J.L.S. Alexandra is good, but yes another one in the Leona Lewis mould, and J.L.S are different. They are nice lads, and last night they looked and sounded very classy. As long as Eughon doesnt win, just because hes Irish.

    Comment by jenny — Sunday, 7 December, 2008 @ 11:15

  14. Hey Diana you where brillient, but what happened she should have gone all the way. I believe she was the most talented and original person on the show.

    Don’t give up and keep rocking i think your grate. The final will not be the same with out you.

    Comment by Keith — Sunday, 7 December, 2008 @ 11:37

  15. I’ve told you for weeks it’s a fix, JLS will win!

    Comment by Graham — Sunday, 7 December, 2008 @ 12:15

  16. Im so shocked !! she was great and ever since her first audition i have liked her. she has a great unique voice thats different . . . thats whats so good about her !! Britain needs a change in the music industry and i honestly think diana is the change we need. I must have to say it brought a tear to my eye when eoughan ran on the stage when diana sang after being voted out. they were such good mates. Cant wait to see if she becomes an artist. im sure she will.

    Good Luck For The Future Diana !! :)

    Comment by abbi tuner — Sunday, 7 December, 2008 @ 12:34

  17. Diana was good on 2nd song but the first one just did not suit her voice. Eghoan is brilliant what a talented young man hes gonna win come eghoan x

    Comment by Jane — Sunday, 7 December, 2008 @ 15:27

  18. Thanks God she went!
    Although that Eoghan should have gone last night! It doesn’t worry me anyway…He won’t win! And Simon Knows it!
    I’d also like to say that last night’s song choices were much better…Contemporary…Can’t not believe that year after year contestants have been singing the same boring songs over and over again! It was about time the judges realised that!
    I’d love JLS to win if I knew they were going to become the band they deserve to be! But If they did…Loui would just destroy them by given them boring covers after covers like he does with boring Westlife! So for that reason Alex to win!!

    Comment by Stephanie — Sunday, 7 December, 2008 @ 16:22

  19. What has happened to this blog. There seems to be litte interest or enthusiasm since Austin and Laura left. Maybe that says it all.

    JLS and Alexandra are good performers but niether have the X Factor. As for Eoghan !!!!!!

    Comment by Peter — Sunday, 7 December, 2008 @ 22:21

  20. Thank god the screeching cat has gone.

    Alexandra and JLS were streets ahead of her and Eoghan.

    Now to next week – how many tricks will Simon pull to cover the fact that Eoghan does not have a very good vocal range? What’s the bet that he is supported by a choir again? Or let’s through in some cute kids for the granny vote?

    Comment by MJ — Monday, 8 December, 2008 @ 07:53

  21. OMG I cant belive it i wanted her to win all the way!!!!

    I am really sorry but i think Eoghan was sooo sweet in going to hug diana not mean gosh he was just being nice!!

    Comment by Jessica — Monday, 8 December, 2008 @ 09:55

  22. About time… thank god for that, annoying pitchy winey weak voice has finally gone

    Comment by Paul Smith — Monday, 8 December, 2008 @ 12:53

  23. Thank goodness she’s gone, there is a god after all. Next Eoghan, the 3 year old cry baby. Neither can hold a tune in a bucket, two wasted places in a prime-time show. Cheryl and Simon should be ashamed to have insulted the viewing public with these two wailing banchees. X Factor should only be decided each week with a public vote, not the judges tactically voting, if this were so, our ears would not have been so bombarded with utter rubbish so-called singers for so long. Next year things should change or better still axe X Factor as its the same boring rubbish every year.

    Comment by boredviewer — Monday, 8 December, 2008 @ 19:22

  24. Great, she’s gone, next Eoghan the three year old cry baby. Next year x factor should be decided each week by the public to stop the judges tactically voting, or better still axe it altogether as it’s the same boring rubbish every year. Cheryl and Simon should both be ashamed to have unleashed both Diana and Eoghan on the publics ears, both totally untalented so called ’singers’. If thats the best you can find out of all the thousands who applied, then god help us all. Seriously, as if you’d give either of these talentless idiots an album contract. God preserve us.

    Comment by lellis — Monday, 8 December, 2008 @ 19:30

  25. Lunmsy,

    My goodness you have led a sheltered life if you think Alexandra is unique and that Diana has star talent.

    Diana is different but not in a positive way. She cannot sing full stop.

    Alexandra is a good singer but she does verge on karaoke at times. When she sings an upbeat number she has real problems with her diction, that is not someone who has star talent.

    No act in the last three has the X Factor but I hope JLS win.

    Comment by Colin — Monday, 8 December, 2008 @ 19:52

  26. Yes diana gone thank god.

    I can’t believe it the final this week it’s gone so quick i love jls version of unbrella it was fantastic when simon said you could win this show i scream so loud and jump up and down my brothrs told me to be quiet but i couldn’t control myself i didn’t think alexandra did well on saturday i think she was pretty close to going home on saturday even though everyone is saying how good she is it’s the same thing just another big diva and there is only one diva and that is leona lewis

    It’s time for a change and it would be nice it JLs Won
    It’s time time for a group to win the x factor

    So Jls go out there and win it because i know you can do it.

    Comment by Rebecca — Monday, 8 December, 2008 @ 19:59

  27. we all really really like JLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    Comment by jusna — Wednesday, 10 December, 2008 @ 19:54

  28. I agree with comment 19. What has happened to this blog?! Last year there were loadsa comments for all the contestants. I’m a big X Factor fan but for some reason this year I haven’t really warmed to any of the contestants, maybe Ruth a little. I must admit that I preferred a lot of the contestants that didn’t get through to the final twelve, i.e Alan and Amy. I couldn’t give a monkey who wins this year, it’s been a total let down from the beginning.

    Comment by Annette — Thursday, 11 December, 2008 @ 17:17

  29. I Agree thank god Diana is away, not my style of music but then again I wish her good luck, Alex should win if it goes on vocals, but then again it is up to the public, good luck to the three finalists.

    Comment by Graham — Thursday, 11 December, 2008 @ 22:42

  30. I think that j.l.s or alexandra should win there both amazing boys are so fit lol but so is eoughan i think i spelt it wrong lol its i weird way of spelling it! X

    Comment by Vix — Friday, 12 December, 2008 @ 07:21

  31. Colin,
    The bases of my statement was to disagree that Alex is another Leona lewis as someone pointed above.
    One thing you’ve just said that i totaly agree with is that Alexandra can definitely sing whcih is what the X factor is all about.
    verging on kareoke is bcos they’ve all not started writing and recording their own individual songs yet.

    Comment by lunmsy — Friday, 12 December, 2008 @ 21:30

  32. How the hell did Eoughen get to the final, he’s rubbish and is an average vocalist. I should be Ruth, JLS & Alex in the final. You really he can compete with Alex and JLS 2moz, I can’t see it, he’ll come 3rd!

    Comment by Alex2win — Friday, 12 December, 2008 @ 22:40

  33. In my opinion EOGHAN for winning.
    Of course love Diana and JLS but i love Eoghan.

    He is so gorgeous,
    class singer,
    and he lives near me !


    We Love You

    Comment by Eimear — Saturday, 13 December, 2008 @ 19:41

  34. OMG stuff diana and everyone else.
    JLS will win

    Comment by ChloeLovesJLS&TheyWillWinTheXFACTORFullstoop. — Saturday, 13 December, 2008 @ 19:45

  35. How refreshing to see such handsome, smart & talented young men who have such a wholesome look on tv-I wish them every success. They are a credit to their generation especially when one reads all the time about the gang & knife culture around the country nearly all of a similar age to these 4 – it cheers me up to see that there are those who don’t have to rely on their gangs of hoodies causing death & destruction – but are happy to share their talents in a positive way. Their families have done a great job with these 4 – they must be so pround. What an example of how young men could all be if they tried. This country has a wealth of talent if only it could channelled in the right direction. I wish them every success.

    Comment by valerie gange — Saturday, 13 December, 2008 @ 20:44

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