The last three acts are about to battle it out for the top spot in this week’s X Factor .
Dalton Harris, Scarlett Lee and Anthony Russell are set to go head-to-head as they battle it out to become the fifteenth winner of ITV’s long-running series.
They will join a list that includes Leona Lewis, Cher, Little Mix and James Arthur as well as less memorable X-Factor champions such as Matt Terry – remember him?
The winner will sign a recording contract with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Music that is worth – once you factor in recording costs and marketing budget – £1,000,000.
Neither Robbie Williams (who mentored the groups) or his wife Ayda Field (The Overs) have an act from their group in the final.
Dalton and Anthony are mentored by former One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, while Scarlett is the last surviving singer from Simon Cowell’s Girls category.
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The X Factor final weekend starts on Saturday December 1 with the live final starting on ITV at 7.30pm continues at 7.30pm on Sunday December 2.
It will see the three hopefuls join forces with a raft of top showbiz stars in a bid to help the winner’s single get to number one.
Dalton will team up with James Arthur, Anthony will be with the Kaiser Chiefs and Scarlett Lee will be paired with Leona Lewis.
In days gone by, the winner’s first single used to soar to the number one spot, although in recent years, that hasn’t been the case.
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Louisa Johnson only managed to reach number nine in 2015, 2016 winner Matt Terry stalled at number three and 2017 champions Rak Su reached number two, held off from the top spot by Ed Sheeran’s Perfect.
Runners-up can also do well: Olly Murs, JLS and One Direction all built strong careers despite not being crowned winners.
But who will end up where? All will be revealed in the dramatic finale on Sunday.
* X Factor continues on ITV at 7.30pm on Saturday
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