X Factor Final: Everything You Need To Know (if You Actually Still Care)

Dec 11th 2015 | entertainment | lifestyle | Written by Will Jamieson

As the three remaining X Factor contestants prepare themselves for the weekend's live finals, we've rounded up all you need to know about the final:

The Finalists

Louisa Johnson

At just 17, she is the youngest contestant on the show and has been installed as the bookmaker’s favourite to win. However, there are fears that she may not be able to compete after being put on bed rest this week after falling ill. One thing is certain though: she can sing. A fact that we are reminded every two minutes by the X Factor judges.

Ché Chesterman

After facing Lauren in the sing-off in the semi-finals, Ché has had his moments in the competition. Whether he can win though is another thing. This year’s underdog.

Reggie 'N' Bollie

The novelty Jedward act that backfired. Reggie ‘N’ Bollie have got to the final thanks to a soaring popularity amongst X Factor viewers. Simon must be sweating as they have a real chance of winning, a win which would surely put the final nail in the X Factor coffin.

Guest performers

If this is to be X Factor’s final year, Simon is trying to not go out with a whimper, pulling out all the stops with guest performers including Coldplay and One Direction, and somehow he has got Adele to perform as well.

When is it?

The first of this year's live finals will be broadcast from Wembley Arena at 8pm on Saturday 12 December. The three remaining contestants will go head-to-head, with one set to be eliminated at the end of the live show.

On Sunday evening the two remaining finalists will battle it out for first place in a two-hour show at 8pm, where they will have the opportunity to perform their version of the winner's single for the first time.

The winner's single

The choice of this year's song is yet to be officially announced, but it is rumoured to be a cover of Bob Dylan's Forever Young.

So, who is going to win? Do we even care?

It’s really lovely to have assurance from the company arranging the night that we will be looked after, even after we have paid the money - Charlotte