The X Factor 2012 live final will take place this weekend in front of 10,000 fans at Manchester Central.
The three finalists – James Arthur, Jahmene Douglas and Christopher Maloney – line up to give the performance of a lifetime in order to win a life-changing record contract.
The final will once again be split over two nights and will feature exclusive performances from some of the biggest music acts in the world, including; Rihanna, Kylie, One Direction, Kelly Clarkson, Emeli Sande and Rita Ora.
Tonight’s show will see Kylie, Kelly Clarkson and Rita Ora take to the stage while Rihanna, One Direction and Emeli Sande line up for Sunday night’s finale.
The three finalists will sing two songs each tonight, with one of their performances being a duet with their mentor – so Chris Maloney performs with Gary Barlow and James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas with Nicole Scherzinger.
The public can vote for who they want to win and at the end of Saturday’s show the lines are frozen and the contestant with the lowest number of votes leaves the competition. The two remaining singers then go head to head in Sunday’s show when one of them will be named winner of The X Factor 2012.
On both nights, the contestants who made it through to the Live Shows return to sing with two incredible group medleys/ensembles.
The X Factor Live Final, hosted by Dermot O’Leary, begins tonight at 8pm on ITV1, and concludes on the same channel at 7.40pm on Sunday evening.