X Factor 2018: Why is Louis Tomlinson not doing a duet with his acts tonight?

Louis Tomlinson will be going head to head with Simon Cowell tonight as his X Factor acts battle it out for to win the show.

The 26-year-old singer has not just one act competing in this year’s final, which begins tonight, but two in Anthony Russell and Dalton Harris .

Meanwhile media mogul Simon, 59, will be championing Scarlett Lee to singing her way to victory.

Fellow judge Robbie Williams, whose acts have all been knocked out, will be singing a duet with Scarlett tonight to that 90s classic Angels.

Dalton will be singing Beneath Your Beautiful with Emeli Sande while Anthony will be performing Leave a Light On with Tom Walker.

X Factor 2018: Why is Louis Tomlinson not doing a duet with his acts tonight?

Louis Tomlinson won’t be performing with his acts tonight
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X Factor 2018: Why is Louis Tomlinson not doing a duet with his acts tonight?

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But why isn’t Louis performing with either of his acts tonight?

Back in July, both he and Robbie said that they were "definitely" up for singing a duet – together.

When Robbie was asked, he said: "I’d like to," while Louis added: "When? Does that happen on the show?! Definitely up for it!"

X Factor 2018: Why is Louis Tomlinson not doing a duet with his acts tonight?

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X Factor 2018: Why is Louis Tomlinson not doing a duet with his acts tonight?

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Sadly, this idea never became reality but viewers had hoped they would take part in duets with their acts.

In the past, a number of judges have sung with their acts, including Tulisa and Little Mix and Gary Barlow with Marcus Collins.

However Louis likely hadn’t banked on having two of his acts in the final and choosing just one of them would have appeared like favoritism.

Who would you liked Louis to have done a duet with?

*The X Factor airs tonight at 7.30pm on ITV

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