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Tuesday, 11 December, 2007

Leon to Duet with Kylie; Rhydian to Duet with Katherine Jenkins

As now seems to be traditional for the X Factor final, Saturday’s show will feature celebrity duets.

Dannii Minogue has had a ring round a few celebs trying to round up suitable talent for her two remaining acts, Leon and Rhydian, and come up trumps.
Scotsman Leon is to duet with her sister Kylie Minogue, whilst Rhydian is to perform with classical singer Katherine Jenkins.

There’s no word yet on what songs they’ll be singing, or who Same Difference are to perform with, but as soon as we know rest assured we’ll let you know straight away.

Saturday, 1 December, 2007

Hope Out as Public Decide

Tonight’s X Factor was decided entirely on the votes of the public, and it was Hope and Same Difference that were in the bottom two.

Judges Simon Cowell was understandably unhappy as his two remaining acts polled the lowest number of votes, but ultimately it was girl group Hope who left the competition.

Monday, 19 November, 2007

Alisha claims X Factor Exit was a ‘conspiracy’

Alisha Bennett was the latest X Factor wannabe to be booted out of the competition on Friday, leaving Sharon Osbourne with no acts left this year.

Sharon was extremely vocal on Saturday’s show in her criticism of Simon Cowell, claiming that he controlled everything and that she had very little say in what happened during the show.

This is something Alisha echoed, saying “It’s true what Sharon said on Saturday - Simon does have the overall hand on everything.”. When asked about Simon’s criticism of her dancers, she said “For him to say something like that was, you know, a bit of a conspiracy. He watched my rehearsals on Friday”.

Alisha is now tipping Rhydian to win the contest.

Saturday, 17 November, 2007

Alisha out after sing-off with Hope

It was a battle of the girls in the bottom two, as Hope and Alisha sang to save their place in the contest.

Simon and Sharon both opted to save their own acts, leaving the decision on who stayed and who went to Louis and Dannii. A tearful Dannii voted to send Alisha home. Louis agonised over his choice, saying “Alisha has so much more to give […] do I ruin one person’s dream of five people’s? […] I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t!”
After much deliberation Louis finally decided to send Alisha home, leaving Sharon with no acts.

Earlier there was some controversy when sibling duo Same Difference were booed by the studio audience after being told they were the first act through to the next week.