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X Factor UK Final 2010: And the winner is?

Updated on October 11, 2011
The last five acts. Mary, second from the left, was sent home in the semi final. The other four acts remain.
The last five acts. Mary, second from the left, was sent home in the semi final. The other four acts remain. | Source

X Factor has been on air in the UK for the last few months. In a similar way to American Idol it began with auditions around the UK. From here the hopefuls were whittled down and sent to bootcamp. More auditions followed before another selection. This one sent small groups of acts to each of the four mentors "homes". The acts were pruned further and the live shows began on UK ITV each Saturday night. This year there was a results show each Sunday and as always there was the Xtra Factor which was aired on one on ITVs digital channels.

All of this of course has been a great money spinner for the show's producers and music guru Simon Cowell. Cowell has seemed to have the Midas touch in recent years but every dog must have its day. Perhaps Simon's is just around the corner. For now though he is set to take X Factor to the US next year and it is assumed that the show will be a huge success. The reign of King Simon may have more longevity than some had thought or hoped.

So X Factor UK will draw to a close this weekend, that is 11th and 12th December 2010, and the winner will no doubt have a bright future. Sometimes, in these type of shows, those that just fall near the winning post end up triumphant. This has been true of the likes of Adam Lambert in the US and JLS in the UK. Remember though that Leona Lewis was an X Factor winner.

The four finalists of X Factor UK 2010 are Matt Cardle, Rebecca Fergusson, One Direction and Cher Lloyd. Attached to this hub are videos of one of each of these acts performances from last week's show.

The two hour show on Saturday 11th December will pull out all the stops but two acts are to be sent home. If you care about any of the remaining four acts, or are even remotely bothered who may win, you better get voting when the lines open.

Who wilol be sent home on Saturday? Who will win X Factor UK 2010 overall? Well pop back tomorrow and find out. See ya then.


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    • ethel smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ethel Smith 

      7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      And you too.

    • kashmir56 profile image

      Thomas Silvia 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hello ethel smith hope you are well and enjoying the day!

      Merry Christmas!!!

    • ethel smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ethel Smith 

      7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Thanks for all the input. I guess Youtube must have disabled the videos. This sometimes happens. Not done by me though. I intended to follow it with a winners hub but firstly had to work extra hours and then was poorly.

    • H P Roychoudhury profile image

      H P Roychoudhury 

      7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Interesting hub. We enjoyed every video with great pleasure from distance. Thanks for sharing.

    • seanorjohn profile image


      7 years ago

      Very interesting hub. So this type of hub would be great for updating as the comp goes along. why did you disable the you tube videos? Getting late now. Looking forward to reading some more of your hubs. Some intriguing titles.Voted up

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Well written hub and very informative.

    • kashmir56 profile image

      Thomas Silvia 

      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very interesting hub,even though i have never see this show i have heard of it and have enjoyed reading your hub about it!

    • SteveoMc profile image


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Interesting and hopefully they will all gain from the experience. BTW none of the videos play.

    • ethel smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      They are all winners I suppose but Simon always wins the most :)

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      Barbara Bethard 

      8 years ago from Tucson, Az

      cool hub!! I agree about simon he gives me nausea lol now I will go to hulu and watch some of the UK X factor shows to see what I have missed!! I love singing and hope all the kids win in one way or the other!!


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