The final 12 X factor acts will perform live for the second time tonight in a Love & Heartache theme.
— Frankie Cocozza, for the second week, has been given a late song change by his mentor, Gary Barlow. Writing on Twitter, Frankie said: “my boss likes to keep me on my feet @GBarlowOfficial.. SONG CHANGE”
— Janet Devlin will be “fine” to perform after the death of her grandfather this week, according to fellow contestant Sami Brookes.
Sami told The Belfast Telegraph: “Because I’m the oldest girl in the house, I fuss about the other girls. I even make sure Janet takes her vitamins because she’s a vegetarian.”
“She is OK, she stayed in my room the other night but I think she’ll be fine on Saturday night.”
— After a three year absence, Text voting will return to this year’s X Factor. The votes, which will be charged at 35p, will be cast when lines open on each Saturday’s live show until noon on Sunday.
Director of ITV Interactive Ann Cook said: “Texting is a hugely popular way of interacting for ITV’s viewers therefore I am delighted that we are reintroducing text voting into the X Factor this weekend alongside phone and red button voting.
“ITV and all the partners involved in the show have worked alongside the mobile network operators over the last 12 months to ensure that we have full confidence in returning this platform which will enable more consumers to vote on the UK’s most popular entertainment show.”
— The song list for this week is:
Craig Colton – Best Thing I Ever Had
Johnny Robinson – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Janet Devlin – I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Rhythmix – I’m Like A Bird
Kitty Brucknell – It’s Oh So Quiet
Sami Brookes – I Will Always Love You
The Risk – Just The Way You Are
Marcus Collins – Russian Roulette
Frankie Cocozza – The Scientist
Nu Vibe – With Or Without You
Misha B – Would I Lie To You
Sophie Habibis – Wherever You Will Go
— The Wanted and Katy Perry will perform on Sunday night’s results show on ITV1.. Jedward will perform on the Xtra Factor after the main show on ITV2
— Nu Vibe are the 2/1 favourites to leave the competition on Sunday night, followed by Rhythmix at 4/1. Louis’s Kitty Brucknell is third favourite for the chop at 5/1.